The Best Trains Rides Happen in India


Welcome to another episode of Jessi and Greg's Travelers Honeymoon, we got married once in the desert and once again by the sea. These are the stories of our Eight Months Honeymoon. What better test of compatibility is there than traveling on a shoestring with your partner....India can really make the best and the worst come out of you... sometimes it's Heaven and sometimes it's Hell!

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We left off in our last episode in a space where I wasn't feeling the best I ever had. I had gone through a Roller Coater of Hell for sure, never had I been so sick to my stomach in my life! Shortly after seeing elves trying to send me off to a Utopian city build in 1068, we started our long journey to the southern most tip of India, Kanyakumari. I am sad to leave the Andaman Islands in this episode but also excited to move on to new adventures... I was still feeling a little ill, but we had mad it back to Chennai and we had a long train ride to look forward to.

When we got there, of course we wanted to get some food, but we moved right away. We found our way to a local train that took us a bigger train station, talked to a few locals, finally ate and found our train to Kanyakumari!

If you ever need to get to the local train station, it's in walking distance from the Airport.

The second to last leg of our journey to the very best sunsets in all of India, Kanyakumari!

Here we go...Indian Trains are a blast, the lower class seats you get the best time you will have!

On the train we had settled in the wrong car, which is very common a mistake in India... Not much is very well labeled and when it is, it's not quite the common sense we're used to in the west. After moving on to our actual assigned car and seats, the family we sat near, offered us food. I tried to refuse what they were offering me, not because I was programmed to be polite but because my belly was still somewhat funky. The food smelled delicious and after so many attempts at telling me oh just have one chapati, just one, I accepted and we ate together, I couldn't resist mutton and as always home cooked Indian meals are so amazing...and spicy!

Still feeling sick a bit

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I fell asleep right away that night after dinner. I was comfortable on my sleeper bed, because I was still feeling weak I didn't care that the bed was so thin and the fans were working. The train took only so far and we found the bus that would take us the rest of the way.

When we got to Kanyakumari we got ourselves a nice hotel with a pool, walked into town and skipped the line at a temple by giving a priest some money. There's a nice promenade to do around the old city where you will find all sorts of tourist attraction. It was a bit like a carnival or festival with actual snake charmers and fortune tellers. Most everyone seemed in a good mood, kids were running around chasing each-other, wild dogs were trying to get there attention so they could play too, cotton candy was the hot item, lots of couples in love excited for to share a sunset together...

As the sun was slowly making it's way down, more and more people were gathering. Soon enough there was not much room to move about the streets. We decided to make it back to our hotel before it became too difficult and watch the sunset from our balcony.

They say the best sunsets are here at the tip of India where the 3 seas meet. It was great but it wasn't the most precious thing we had ever seen. We only stayed one night and perhaps the sun was having a bad day and couldn't perform as well as usually, but the next day we were heading towards Kerala to have a honeymoon splurge on a house boat.

Thanks again for reading our adventures...!

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