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A Tour of the Beaches

On a tour of Beaches

Beaches were an integral part of my travels what with three forth of the world being covered with water. I stayed and enjoyed the best of them during my travelthon . In Goa i went to Candolem , Waga ans Agonda beach . The beaches are fairly clean with the sea roaring by .In the afternoon it can get very hot in the son . Sometime people jump into the near by sweet water lake to escape the heat . A bee line of shack hotels cater to the ever growing appetite of the tourists . The srimps , pomfret and lobsters being served all day long . This along with chicken lolly pop and beer . The sweet water lake has medical qualities and the water is good for the skin , a must dip. Some folks paraglide in the sky to enjoy the evening weather.With trance music blaring away one can find an acid party at least on the weekends.

The Beaches of Bali are more picture postcard the sky is orange , the sand white and the water blue with red roofs and free palm trees . Almost everything is picture perfect in Bali which is in Indonesia . The Beaches change colour to dark blue aqua turning sapphire blue in the afternoon. Barbeque is served on the beach followed by the famous Indonesian Dance or the Balenese Dance . It looks like milder version of Kathak. The constant movement of the head the use of fingers it is performed by girls as a welcome dance for the tourists . The near by Bheema beach which is named after the third panda bheem is another delight .The colour is aqua green and their are huge statues of the five Pandavas carved into rocks. Bali has a more Hawaiin touch and one can find the best of cocktails in the bars .

Kovelum Beach of Kerla is another delight here the beach is rough during the night the beach has guest houses for the tourists with coconut water being sold along with mangoes , papaya and pine apple. Grilled fish and jumbo praws are a delicacy .If luck you stay in a guest house which has a pool so that one can swim and feel fresh in the morning. The Kovelum Beach also has a huge Light House which is very active at night and helps navigate trollers and cargo ships.Here one can see men training in Kallaripayatu the ancient form of Kerla martial arts performed with swords and shields. One can chat with the fisherman and see how the use their large nets to trap shell fishes and crabs.One of Cochin’s famous kathakali dancers performs on the side . The city is full of temples , parks and also has a huge zoo . Reside in the zoo are white tigers , python’s , bear , monkeys and many such animals .One can shop fo the best silk saree’s in shops . After you have done it all and explored the city one has to take the famous Kerla massage to sooth the body atet the strains of the day.

Lastly the island of Hulumale in the maldives where i first did sucbba diving the beaches of maldives are known for their corell reefs and are best for diving . White corell sand tapers into the grey sea . One can see the dance of dolphins and a baby whale once in a while.

Posted by Anuj Tikku 21:34 Archived in Indonesia

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