Kerala

Photo Flashback – Kerala Kathakali Dance

June 28, 20130 Comments

We are not really ones for the cultural shows that you regularly find in travel destinations.  Often they are a thin representation of the actual song or dance traditions of a community, overpriced and leave you feeling a little bit cheated.  This was certainly the case in Waitangi doing the Haka with some actors. Sometimes […]

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Kerala Travel: Kannur to Wayanad

December 20, 20122 Comments

We had a wonderful relaxing time at our Kannur homestay, enjoying the beach, nature, and the wonderful food in our ‘all inclusive’ remote beach escape.  All good things come to an end though ,so reluctantly we packed our backpacks and travelled by auto rickshaw for a 130Km three hour journey to Wayanad. Now it may […]

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India: Kerala Homestay in Kannur

December 15, 20127 Comments

The Train from Kochin to Kannur We left Kochi and headed for somewhere a little bit more off the tourist map to a place called Kannur in Northern Kerala. Our five hour train journey was a giggle  in our seated carriage, as we were the only tourists there. The children seemed fascinated with us, as […]

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Kerala Relaxation, Backwaters and Ayurvedic Massage

December 11, 20121 Comment

Kerala Backwaters Our second full day in Kerala was devoted to the water.   No trip here would be considered complete until you have experienced the calm tranquillity of the Kerala backwaters.   If you want to get the complete experience you can hire one of the Ketuvallam boats for yourself, they come in a range of […]

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India: Touring Fort Kochi and a bit of Kathakali

December 6, 20123 Comments

After our filling vegetarian breakfast at our hotel we were ready to go off and do a bit of sightseeing.  The low rickshaw prices and the stifling heat meant that we chose to do our tour under the power of an engine rather than with our legs on a bike.  We are not being lazy, […]

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