We're Going on a Cruise!!!
I am finally feeling 100% myself again!
One relaxing night in Kanyakumari after, having gone through a long journey of planes, ricksaws, trains and buses from our Andaman Islands honeymoon splurge, got me back to full power!
We took another fabulous train ride, this time to go to Kerala. We had decided to go splurge on a house boat tour of the backwaters a while ago. When we met several people along our trip who told us about Kerala's backwater boats and to go to Kollam instead of Alappuzha for lower prices and the less crowded waterways, we followed their advice. We spent one night in a seedy hotel near the marina and in the morning walked over to hire a boat.
At the port, each rice boat operator have offices. As you can imagine when we approached the area where boats are hired swarms of sales agents came at us like flies on shit, they were like a pack of hungry dogs, each one of them trying to pull us into their little office to book a cruise. We were at the start of the low season and they were getting hungry! We stayed focused and friendly so that none of it bothered us and picked one of the sales agent who was the least annoying and who seemed to be the most sincere.
And we hired a boat for two days. The cruise was so nice, first going through the rivers was fun, we saw all these fishing boats, similar to our but all colorful. And there was all these large Chinese fishing nets set up by the shores. They are held by a frame that dips in the water at a certain time and rises out at the right time to collect as much fish as possible.
The boat went through naturally made (for the most part) canals. There are so many different types of living situations along these shores. At times we would see giant fancy resorts while other times these little run down shacks, lived in by a families of fishermen. Everything was so green and beautiful and being pampered made it all worth every penny. We had drinks and snacks whenever we wanted them, we laid back on some lounge chairs to enjoyed the view!
Thanks again for reading our adventures...
- Episode 01 ~ Average length of a Honeymoon
- Episode 02 ~ When Giraffes and Camels Play
- Episode 03 ~ Something in the air smells of DMT
- Episode 04 ~ Port Blair and The Bambi Experience
- Episode 05 ~ Landing in Paradise... Finally!!!
- Episode 06 ~ Strange Beach Creatures on Niel Island
- Episode 07 ~ Delhi Belly in Port Blair...
- Episode 08 ~ Colors Everywhere!
- Episode 09 ~ Hallucinations From Beyond...
- Episode 10 ~ The Meeting of the Three Seas
After all, a dream will remain a dream, if you do not start doing anything.
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