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Month: May, 2011

Kottayam Backwaters in Kerala

14 May, 2011 (08:15) | Living in Europe

This video combines both Alleppy and Kottayam backwater footage We sleep in and check out at around 11:30, ignoring Rajeev’s hurry. He spoke with Bijoy this morning, who suggested we explore the Kottayam backwaters, located about half way back to the coast. We are told there is a completely different vibe in Kottayam than in […]

Periyar Tiger Reserve – sounds and images

14 May, 2011 (04:46) | Living in Europe

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Although we’d like to spend a whole week in Varkala, we’ve decided to proceed with the plan to go to the wildlife sanctuary. It is a long drive. Rajeev has a list which includes several stops but he fails to communicate his agenda for us. We are under the impression we are […]

Varkala Beach in Kerala

13 May, 2011 (02:54) | Living in Europe

Monday Feb 21st – Varkala On the overnight houseboat Mark and I agree that after 2 days of backwaters we are ready for a beach. We are reunited with our driver, Rajeev, who complains he is achy from sleeping in his Maruti SUV. We are only beginning to get to know Rajeev. He is not […]