Hi Laila, the place is Alleppy, they have 'house boats' there but pretty expensive, can't even think of stepping into them, but the boat rides are very cheap, say a 3 hour boat ride costs less than 10 rupees, say 20 cents, don't know how much in rands, about 45 rupees is one dollar i think, I have nothing o do with foreign currency so don't know much. Travel is very very cheap here. there are waterways in Ernakulam, kottayam, alleppy quilon. takes you through some beautiful places. I'll post the pictures in a couple of weeks on kerala waterways.
Yes is sad news Laila, wanted to post the wedding pictures but did not feel like. unfortunately I was away. The newly married couple were back but i stayed behind to travel some more.