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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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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
21st March 2015

slower and quieter on the backwaters...
Love the images you paint/write with: "mobbed by a group of Christian Missionaries who had congregated outside the public toilet, the humidity shrouded us like a heavy, wet and slightly itchy blanket, I had that tingling feeling of being somewhere exotic, and experiencing something that I have never experienced before." Sounds like a heavenly retreat!
22nd March 2015

Re: slower and quieter on the backwaters...
Thanks Tara! It really was a welcome retreat of complete relaxation...especially on a trip that had turned out to be more hectic that anticipated.

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