Our first evening on the boat, we tied off to a few palm trees at a sleepy Auyervedic Resort. We hopped off and went walking through the small village beyond the resort, in search of a spot to watch the sunset. We ended up at a clearing, with a small Hindu temple at one end and a public ferry boat dock at the other.
At night we smother ourselves in bug repellant and sit out on the deck to read. There’s a chorus of music off in the distance, it seems like there’s a party in every direction. We hear the bang of far-off fireworks and see flashes reflecting off the fog. It’s a festival night at all of the Hindu temples in the area. It sounds like we’re missing out on some big fun in this tiny backwater village!