Touring the City Palace with Ian and Kayla, who we met at the fantastic Shashi cooking class that same morning.
U-Turn out of our booked hostel, and checked right into a 3-star. Then spent the day rejigging the rest of our India itinerary - fewer cities, more nature.
Prettier, quieter beaches than Anjuna. Less party, more frisbee. Less shacks, more resorts. Might be quieter as everyone's hungover from last night too.
New Year's Eve in Anjuna. Everyone and their grandmother is here. I'm serious about the grandmother.
Gorgeous day touring the Backwaters by canoe and houseboat. Learned all about Indian spices (and saw them growing in the wild) and the exchanges between Vaso de Gama and the Kerala royals back in the day. Also saw how they use every part of the coconut, their main export - including weaving the husks into rope. Peaceful, beautiful break from the crazy city.Read more