Vypeen Island - Sunday, February 03, 2002
I just got back here this afternoon. Yesterday morning Magda
and me went to Vypeen Island for a little excursion. We hadn't
booked anything and didn't really know much about available accommodation,
but we went to Cherai beach (it is about 1 hour horrendous bus
ride from the ferry landing). After some discussion with a few
locals we decided to go to a place called Seamen's Cottage.
It was a bit away from the main beach and it was really nice
and quiet. They had only 4 rooms, the other people staying there
were 2 British guys, an old French man and an Irish couple. They
were all very nice, but we talked mostly with the Irish couple,
because the others were mostly away. We spendt most og the time
reading, talking and swimming. However it was cloudy both days,
so no point in sunbathing.
This afternoon we took the "crazy" bus back to the
ferry and went over to Fort Cochin, to have lunch at the Art Cafe,
BUT it closed early on Sundays - buhuuuuu. I wanted to find a
new room there, so we looked around a few places, but everything
seemed full. Therefore we went to another cafe to have a drink
and a think, but the service was sooooo slow, so after a while
we decided to go elsewhere.
Just when we were leaving, we ran into Tal, one of the American
guys I met in Auroville. He knew a few places and told me where
to go. I got a really nice place in the end! After having a very
late lunch with Magda, she went back to Ernakulam. I left a few
things behind at her flat though, so I will meet her again on
Tuesday, when Im taking the night train to Mangalore.