Monday, 7 November 2011
Margaret has been back from her Indian adventure for a couple of weeks now and things are starting to return to normal. We also have our own boat back, which we will now visit only a few times before the full onset of winter. The last part of the holiday in India consisted of a stay at the Vivanta by Taj Kumarakom followed by a drive to Alleppey with a cruise and overnight stay on a houseboat or kettuvallam. These were originally used to transport rice on the backwater canals, today they are mostly used for leisure, although the canals are still used in all aspects of daily life from washing, bathing, and transport.