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Cruising the Backwaters: Alleppey to Kollam

March 24th 2007
After leaving the Periyar sanctuary around midday, I took my final trip with my driver down to the city of Alleppey. Alleppey is just another Indian city really, and I was only here to jump on a boat cruise down the backwaters to another little city called Kollam. Getting a ticket for this boat was an ordeal in itself - with a million different people trying to sell you "official" tickets to a bo ... read more
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