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Kiss of life in Kerala Backwaters Homestay

January 21st 2015
HE SAID... We were leaving Thekkady and heading west to Kerala Backwaters. We woke early and grabbed a chai(tea) at a local coffee shop (Coffee Day), before checking out and jumping into a minibus at 8am. We had a four and a half bus trip and a one and half hour boat trip ahead of us – we were heading to River Side Retreat Homestay in Karumady (Ambalapuzha). We slowly wo ... read more
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22nd March 2015

Kerala
I can see why this location provided you so much anticipation and excitement. Particularly loved this blog and photos. India is such a diverse country and it can cater to those who love cities and those who love to embrace the countryside. This seems like a perfect location. Glad you enjoyed your home stay. That certainly gives you an up close view of the daily life.
22nd March 2015

Re: Kerala
Thanks for your lovely comment Merry Jo! We always try and spend as much time in regional towns and rural villages as we do in cities... and as much as I love cities, I always feel that I get a better feel for a country when we spend time in little villages.

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