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Video: Tourist cruise on the backwaters in Kerala, India

March 24th, 2010 | Tina | Events and Activities, General, India, Travel, Video | 4 Comments »

The backwaters is definitely one of the highlights of a visit to Kerala in the south of India. Between the coast of Kerala and the far inland is a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals which all goes under the name of “backwaters”.

I took the tourist cruise from Alappuzha to Kollam (400 Rs for 8 hours). The boat departs at 10.30am and arrives at 6.30pm. On the way you will see many beautiful things such as: shallow, palm-fringed lakes with Chinese fishing nets, small settlements where fishermen and their families live and narrow, palm-fringed canals.

It is a really beautiful trip (as you will see from the video below) and I would definitely recommend it.

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4 Responses to “Video: Tourist cruise on the backwaters in Kerala, India”

  1. Hitomi
    March 24th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    Dear Tina,

    As you know, Kera means palm and la does land.
    Unfortunately, I can’t watch your video.
    However, several pictures are available
    on the Internet.
    I imagine a beautiful scene where the sun is sinking beyond the horizon of the Arabian Sea.
    Let’s appreciate seeing the sun.
    Even nonvegetarians have a right to it.

  2. Tina
    March 24th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    Hi Hitomi,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Why can’t you watch the video?

    I hope that life in Japan gives you equal opportunities to watch beautiful sunsets.

    With love,

  3. Hitomi
    March 25th, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    Dear Tina,

    “Avatar” is an SF movie creating a sensation.
    However, the story reflects the reality.
    Greed for natural resources victimizes desire for natural lives of the natives somewhere
    in the world.
    The case in Orissa is typical of
    such tragedies.
    Even greed for food has a serious impact
    on human lives.
    Only greed for love could be justified.

  4. Tina
    March 26th, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    I would probably not use the word “greed” in relation to love…but certainly desire. I totally agree with you.

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