A weekend in God's Country
Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
34Trip End Apr 21, 2008
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The resort is really off the hook
Afterwards one of the girls accompanies you into the shower and rubs you down with herbal powder and than washes your hair. Now I have been naked in front of a lot of chicks from swim team, locker rooms, college dorms and my sorority house but never did I think I would be having a woman rub me down with herbal powder in the middle of the backwaters of India. It even came with a complimentary toweling off. I only laughed harder when a couple I ran into later that night did the same thing and the guy was explaining the two bearded men that flipped him over. I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to fall off my chair. After my massage I lazed around the grounds laying in a hammock and went and got my facial and than got back into the hammock. It was a very relaxing day.
I went to dinner at the seafood restaurant on the grounds that night and was trying to be low-key since it was my birthday and I was dining alone. But shortly after I finished eating the staff come out equipped with a cake they slyly smuggled in and proceeded to get the whole restaurant to serenade me. So much for being low key. But is was sweet and the cake was good and I shared it with everyone in the small open-air restaurant. They noticed on my passport when I checked in and I should have been clued in when all day long the staff was wishing me happy birthday
The next day I took a backwater cruise on a canoe. It was so peaceful and the scenery so beautiful. I only hope it comes across in the photos I have attached. The people are kind and funny along the way. The children happy and wave as they run along the shoreline. They have a vast amount of birds and the property cares for 5 vechur cows, a species that is endangered. There is also a butterfly garden and fish sanctuary. I saw the butterflies but the fish must have been resting from the midday heat at the bottom of the lake every time I walked by. There were all sorts of boats everywhere on the lake from locals just getting around to all the various tourist rides including huge houseboats that carry guests overnight. Very cool way to travel. I highly recommend stopping in this neck of the woods if you are ever in this part of the world. You will not be disappointed. As I floated away in my boat, I waved to the staff lining the canal and truly meant it when I said I hope to see you again.