So left Palolem, with promises to our restauant friends that we shall be returning, and also to our hostel...so they are saving us a room!!
headed to the train station so we can book all our epic trains, one from south to Goa then Goa to mumbai...as dont want to miss any of these as it would mean we miss our flight!! So headed to do that nice and early....turns out we cant actually do this at this particular station, but we could book one to mumbai...great lets do that...of no sorry Madame the office doesnt open till 3pm....buut our trains leaves at 3pm...sorry madame you cant do it then!! Great!!
So finally the train arrives at 3.30pm...and we jump on a very packed out train...no place for us to stand with our bags so have to stand in by the loos with a beggar man! Fabulous fun, the smell of the lavatory is very powerful! Finally manage to grab a seat, os thats good news. get to station and head on a bus to Gokarna...
Arrive to find a hut for 100RS....maybe not....you had to see it to belive it...a concrete bed, no mosquito net, no toilet....no thank you!! So walk all the way bavck to town and search for a place for 150RS. Finally get a place far out of town and yes we have decided that this is not the pkace for us!! So we will leave tomorrow! The beach is not as nice as it is meant to be, so oh well!!
After a lovely peanut butter on toast for brekkie we head out on the local bus, well 2 local buses to MAGALORE...7 hour trip...where we will stay the night and book all our train ticets there, then move on to Kochi the following day.
Arrive into Magalore at 7.45pm....still with just 4 pives of toast in us....ask about buses to Kochi for tomorrow night, then go in search of a...dare I say it....Mcdonalds!! We fail, my mother will be pleased to hear this! SO just head to tourist area....accomodation is sooooo exspensive...we have no food in our bellies and generally are not in good moods! So make a quick decition to get on that nights bus to Kochi, which leaves at 9pm....now its 8.45...we risk it fior a buiscuit and head to the bus stand, after a very annoying tuk uk man tried to rip us off...what a hassle!!
get to station and we are told the nus has.....left!! NOT COOL! Not sure what to do, as me (rose) say I am prepared to sleep at the staion for the night, then get on the next train to Kochin....this does not bode well with meg!! THEN the man says...hang on....he phones someone and says 2mins!
2muins later a man comes and says follow me...we follow.....turns out, as always the bus was on indian time and was still in the stand....we love indian time!! So get a seat on the very expensive sleeper with AC bus...way out of budget, but as the train station floor is not an option, this will do perfic!!
Manage to grab some bread rolls for the trip, and soem grapes and chocy bourbons!! Delicious!! After a not so good sleep, we finally got in at 7am....I tell you it has not been a fun day traveling...we truely and utterly smell, we stink bad!!
Get yet another bus to the tourist area and manage to find a place to stay....so hear we arein kochi, after ine hell of a journey!...it cant always be giggles...as I say to megla...you got to have the lows to have the highs! but man I still love this crazy place!!
Meg not 100 percent feeling good, so trying to fix her up...the funds have been damaged after the epic bus journeys, so trying to save all the pennies we have at the moment! Oh the joys of being poor!! So now just chilling at Kocki, which is standard....no muh going on, but we will stay a few nights to keep the budget down! got some cool chinese fishing nets....google it!!!
Oh my oh my....on the 3rd May is was a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dearest puppa Barnes....so Pups this is for you...happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy irthday dear daddy, happy birthday to you, may god bless you, may glod bless poo, may god bless you daddy, may god bless you, how old are you poo, how old are you now, how old are you old man, how old are you now??
On to some place else in a few days....not sure where, Meg k now the name...oh its come to me, Allepey! To do get a river boat...should be good fun!
So onwards and down south we head....if you wish to ask us about anything in particular....please leave a message, we love to get messages......
megla, its all yours.....