world trip 2012 travel blog

Jermey on train rough night

our ac train car

Dennis our tour leader aquick nap

our river boat





racing boat

local river boat



floating store



water tank

load of coconuts

water lillys

rice field at the homestay

our homestay

beer for lunch









cleaning fish



Dennis fishing

the local coffee shop

water lilly

coconut beer shop



a bit of beef


a hugh flock of ducks off to market



duck herder



kids playing in river




on canoe ride the main power lol

our host in kitchen

the stove

young lady at homestay coming back from a wedding


log canoe

real fancy gate



playing cricket in the rice field

cashew tree


Dennis n a bigger fish had for dinner

morning boat ride




fire buckets at the rail station


We arrive in Alleppey after a 2 hour train ride in a ac car with seats, A tuk tuk to a restaurant for some breakfast then on to a boat for a 1 hour ride up the river to the village where our homestay was at, a short walk and we arrived there, nice place have nice room in main house with bathroom. After checking in we are off to the main town in tuk tuks for lunch and a couple of beers, some shopping for a few extra things, etc. bottled water, some candy, and of course some beer for the evening then back to homestead. A bit of relax time before we head off fishing in the river not much luck our tour leader Dennis caught a couple small ones, back to homestay for a local dinner with the family. They have a 4 acre farm where they grow rice, have a small garden and they have few goats and some chickens. Had a nice rain to cool things off during the evening some of the group watched a cricket match on TV, but I went bed early. Up early next morning for another chance at fishing again not much luck. Took a small motorized boat around some of the waterways then off again in a smaller canoe padding into smaller areas of the river, back for lunch very basic rice with different sauces, fish, bread and bananas. Rest time in afternoon as it is hot and muggy, in the late afternoon we take a walk through the village with a local guide then back to the homestay for a couple beers before dinner. This place also has rolling power outages which happened at dinner, so after dinner no power for the TV or fans so we set on the front porch an watch the lighting storm and watched the rain, a few more beers and then off to bed, had a slow rain most of the night. up early for a quick breakfast and off to the boat dock for a 1 hour trip back to the railroad station for our trip on to Kochi.

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