Follow the whole My Way on Highway Journey here. Traversing the myriad shades of green that get denser with every passing hour, I see with my own eyes how bewitchingly beautiful Kerala is. After getting acquainted with the coy beauty of Bekal, the well-accepted chaos of Kozhikode or Calicut of yore and the multi-dimensional character of Kochi aka Cochin, we arrive at the enchanting waters of Alappuzha often called Casual sex dating in new philadelphia oh 44663 by the locals.
Even the basic one keeps you in the lap of luxury. I am talking Hyacinht the one thing that Alappuzha is most famous for — the Houseboat. Breathing on a rich network of several waterways, Alappuzha is often regarded as Venice dubaii the East. And witnessing the beauty of the mesmerizing aqua from the comforts of a houseboat is an experience like no other. Joys of modern technology! Ahoy Captain Gulabo, indiwn car, with its UP number is Hyacinth indian escorts dubai massage easy target for brokers and touts.
We were approached by many with the guarantee to get us the cheapest and best houseboat stay. The kind owner, Thomas met us midway to escort us lest we lost our way in the nooks and crannies of the city. It was 11 am masage our houseboat, Angel, massagd ready to welcome its passengers. We were introduced to our crew — Stephan, esscorts Captain; Jose, the cook and Pachu, the assistant.
Well-versed in English and Hindi, they made us feel comfortable instantly. Indian escorts massage Hyacinth dubai next time we masasge here we shall definitely bring our families, as this is the ideal setting to spend quality time together. Our Guardian Angel Stephan informed us that between 11 am and 5 pm today and 7 am to 9: What happens between 5 pm and 7 am you wonder? The houseboat is docked between that time to get you modern conveniences like cable TV and AC.
This comes in addition to the generator power-supply, to keep the lights and fans functional, even in the middle of the water. Did I tell you how simply awesome our houseboat Angel is? Basically an iron boat, it has been tastefully decorated with a bamboo roof and earthy wooden interiors. We have a deck, a living-cum-dining room, two bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a kitchen to call our own for the night.
On top of that a happy and prompt staff to look after us and feed us plenty. There is a music station that plays classic Hindi songs and music from the mids. You can also bring your own playlist if you are picky about your music. Since we were visiting during off season which has plenty of benefitsI was more excited about approaching the famous Vembanad Lake that falls on our picturesque route.
Vembanad Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Kerala and the longest lake in the country, proudly covering a massive wetland across three districts — Alleppey, Kottayam and Ernakulam. In the company of water hyacinths and gentle strains of Chura Ke Dil Mera Goriya Chali, we approached an unpretentious village called Kopapuram to handpick seafood for dinner. Of course, this was optional as all meals fall under the cover charge paid to the JCT House Boat folks.
But we wanted to make the most of the opportunity and picked succulent Tiger Prawns, which on hindsight look expensive at rupees for half a kilo. Jose has promised to cook them for dinner. Kerala on Our Plate For lunch we were treated to a delicious meal comprising of local rice, sambhar and veggies cooked the Kairali way. But the highpoint was the Black Fish marinated in a piquant masala and then fried to crispness.
We had fresh fruits for dessert. Since then we have been served refreshing chai, coffee and dal vada. All this while our cameras have been busy capturing the too-good-to-be-true moments of natural beauty and bounty! Because of our unique aquatic vantage point we got to spot different types of beautiful birds and flora that thrive in this temperate region. Tariq, my husband, even tried fishing with some help from Jose.
It is almost 8 pm right now and Stephan should be returning with some Toddy a local mildly-alcoholic drink tapped from coconut palm trees from the village market, where we have docked. Raindrops are falling on our houseboat right now, as the water insects sing us a mellifluous tune. Catch you tomorrow once I have woken up from this magical dream. Daydreaming and baking are her other love interests!