Sam & Jiddus India pt 3

(Continued from Sams India pt 1 & Sams India pt 2)

The Backwaters PT3!

Most people hire large rice-boats for hundreds of pounds per night to view the famous backwaters of Kerala… not us! oh no… we like to take a boat ferry into the middle of nowhere and ask an old dude paddling in a little boat if he can take us round… works *every time.

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Pretending to drive a tuk-tuk.

*it doesn’t

First backwaters trip was to Monroe Island from Kollam (the best trip of the three imo)

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she definitely posed for me – and flew dramatically away

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typical surroundings

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I’ve entered this into a photo competition – i should win right?

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i know!

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busy pic

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epic water tower

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Great scythe

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A crazy expensive hotel

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These are the houseboats people spend loads of money to separate themselves from everyone else – and from experiencing the beautiful surroundings authenticatly

 The second backwaters trip:

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taking a boat-ferry to the unknown…

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Going off the tourist route is greeted by incredible reactions – familys and kids come out to say hiiiiiii hiii hiiiiii hiiiiiiii hiiiiiiiii etc etc etc

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Some can even invite you into their house 🙂

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nice clouds

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happy school kids

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nice eagle

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but this really really hurt

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We also did a tourist boat ride – but… it was touristy!

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we stopped off for some lunch – in a very ..strange.. environment

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We caught a Lizard fish!!

– observant readers will notice that this is the crazy looking thing we found dead in pt 1…

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Just an ant contemplating life, the universe, and everything

coming soon.. Pt 4…. THE JUNGLE!

Thanks for reading! Sam x

For Sams’ other travel stuff check out:

India Cow (vid)

Gramophone (vid)

Sam & Jiddu on a boat (vid)

or Sams written stuff….

Jungle Trek (story)

The Belt (sci-fi story)