Now I need to see the sea and chill out on the beach after those five weeks in Mysore, I feel really tired so Varkala will be my last destination in India before seeing my mum and sister Claire in Sri Lanka.
After finding my bungalow I found a yoga school which was doing Ashtanga Vignasa Yoga (Mysore style), perfect to keep stretched and also to have an additional activity over there. The courses start at 10am, it’s a bit too late for me: it’s already really hot with a lot of humidity. I’m definitely not used to do yoga in those conditions, I’m sweeting too much and it’s make my exercises really difficult.
Oh yes I met Felicia, Aren and Anton in this Yoga school and during all this week we did a lot of things together around Varkala. We went to see the beach’s around, we did fire and some music on the beach. One night we decided at the last minute to take scooters and go to the south south of India (Kanyakumari) to see the sunrise (150km from Varkala, one way) and come back. We left Varkala at 09:00pm and arrived at 01:00am, set our basecamp near the sea and sleep four hours, wake up for the sunrise and take back the road. We had really good time all together and finally, Anton and Felicia toke a last minute flight ticket to Sri Lanka to do some surf, maybe I will see them over there.
Varkala is tourist city without any interest, even the beach down the hill is not really nice. For me it’s not India, it’s like Disney land, a small rock road surrounded by guesthouses and Tibetan restaurants. I will definitely not come again here, it was just nice to rest here after my yoga training.
I slept in Trivandrum for my last day because I’v got a morning flight and I don’t want to be in an hurry so I found a guesthouse well a bit expensive for India but really nice. I had an house just for me with kitchen, salon, Wi-Fi, television and breakfast … !!!
Graceful Homestay, Philip’s Hill, PHRA 20, Pothujanam Road, opposite A.J Hall, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum. (+91) 471-2444358, firstname.lastname@example.org