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Dec 30, 2011 - Bollywood afternoon

One of the downsides of a lengthy afternoon siesta is when you should be going to bed to sleep you can't! So at midnight we were still reading and watching TV and the corruption debate was still on in the Indian parliament.  And it makes Cameron/Milliband discussions look very tame in comparison.  Shouting, throwing papers, storming round the seats - most amusing though was when the speaker shouted National Song National Song and they all stopped, stood up and sang!  Not sure Bercow would have the same reaction if he shouted National...

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Dec 29, 2011 - Lazy day

Lazy morning this morning.  Buffet breakfast in the hotel - combination of continental, traditional British minus the meat, and various curry dishes.  Bit weird having curry for breakfast followed by fruit and pain au chocolat but best get used to it! After breakfast went to the gym for an hour - might just have burnt off the Christmas party alcohol now!!!  Having not been in a gym for over a year, the Nordic walking has obviously been helping - managed to run for 15 mins quite easily which for me is a minor miracle!  Quick dip in the pool...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Kerala Backwaters

We drove from Periyar and arrived at the peaceful backwaters. It is coconut fringed waterways and lovely people and amazing food. Most of the transport is via ancient little canoes :) although some have little outboard motors. We went for a wander along the river bank which was nice and chatted to a guy sitting on the bank waiting to spear prawns and fish... The prawns were enormous. But then we saw a dead rat in the river that was the size of a cat, eew! Ravi our guide then showed us how to climb a coconut tree and got us a ripe one to...

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Bec's Adventure 2010