Mark’s Travel Diary

Monday, 22 Jan 2007

Location: India

MapI finally made it out onto the backwaters, but not after eating the worst meal of my life at the hotel [sweet and sour chicken, where the chef perhaps unsure of what sour was added as much pepper as possible, then perchance deciding that it was too "sour" added a vast quantity of sugar]. Anyhow the backwaters were beautiful totally tropical and lush. The cruise down took 8 hours just to come careering back on a bus. The following day I rented a rowing boat with a driver, after only a few minutes I was paddling too [not what I'd had in mind]. We had a closer look at some smaller stretches. Pretty boring apart from the backwaters so I resolved to leave. They have these amazing house boats you can stay on but lacking funds I