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Christmas Eve, Kannur (Cannanore)

Christmas Eve in Kerala

Hello everyone, happy Christmas!

So, it is Christmas eve and we’re sitting in an apartment no less! We found this place online on Henry’s trusty new phone a couple of days ago when we were staying for the night in a lovely but expensive and remote guesthouse south of the city of Kannur.  The guesthouse had basic rooms but amazing views and a path down to a sandy beach with a river just behind it. The beach there was OK but we did not fancy swimming as there were many fishermen there for most of the day (not that they are dangerous or anything!) and quite a lot of rubbish just around as well that spoiled it a bit.

However, Henry went exploring and came back beaming that he had found a beach for just us. Well, it was amazing. We had the whole small, pristine beach to ourselves after a little climb. The water was clean and not rough at all and there were some rock pools to explore, palms for shade and we could still see the guesthouse.  (photos to follow)

So now, we’re in the small city of Kannur, incidentally voted in the top ten of India’s best places to live, settled into an apartment with another British couple we met a couple of days ago; Tamarin and Damien. We found the apartment a few days ago and when we met them they were not happy with their accommodation being so far away from everything so today they moved in here. We are sharing a kitchen, living room and dining room and have rooms with bathrooms each. Very nice! The price is about what we have been paying for a normal room up until now which is a bonus.  

We’ve been to the supermarket and have been making our own coffee, noodles and toast; tomorrow we’re having eggy bread and beans for breakfast! We’re also all going to the local very posh hotel for their special Christmas Day Buffet deal which is R750 (about £8) for 2 and includes wine. Lovely.

I’m thinking about you all at home and wishing everyone all the best for this Christmas holiday season and a very happy New Year. 

P.S. I know there are some blog posts missing but I am catching up… They’ll be dated when I wrote them so will seem to go back in time I think…

4 thoughts on “Christmas Eve, Kannur (Cannanore)”

  1. Heidi & Hamish says:

    Hi Dear Jen and Henry, so glad to hear you have met some like minded people to share a bit of your adventure with and a nice place to stay for Christmas and what sounds like a promising posh Christmas dinner! I have loved reading both your blog posts and have been checking nearly every day, so cool what you have both written so far! Don’t miss us, nothing much is going on, enjoy the Adventure and make the most of every moment and know that most of us reading this wish we were there with you, especially me!!
    Lots of love xxxxx Heidi

  2. Heidi & Hamish says:

    Have a very Merry Christmas by the way!!!!

  3. Rob Henson says:

    Hi Jenny & Henry. Looks like you’re having a great time. Hope you have a great Christmas! Ringo is doing fine and says hi! He got a scratching post for Christmas. Rob

  4. Russ & Joy says:

    Hi Jen & Henry

    Happy Christmas to you both. We are preparing for the family Boxing Day “Bubble & Squeak” cold lunch at The Brackens. We will miss you but from reading your Blog you are having a wonderful adventure. Thinking of you both and all our best wishes to you and Henry and safe tarvels in 2012.

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