PRIVATE BOAT ON THE PEMBA RIVER IN INDIA
One of the most interesting trips we’ve taken was to a part of India not many foreigners find their way to. We’d arranged to take a “reed” boat (each reed boat is individual in it’s design and layout) down the Pemba River. Our boat was a “suite” type boat with a small crew (Captain, Chef, Concierge). Our only request was that we NOT dock or travel into any areas where we would see other “tourists”. True to the crew’s word, we were the only boat for long stretches of the lush shoreline.
Life here is almost “frozen in time”…the only school buses or transportation you see are the “snake” boats which are hand-made in local shops. And, when the surroundings got truly sparse…the few locals we did see were excited about having us take their photos with our iPhones or Camera. They had little idea of all of the technology we take for granted. Our ring tones were the ONLY sounds you heard for miles around. The women still wash their pots and clothing in the river. And, of course, we got brief glances of family bath time in the same river.
Here are some shots from our trip:
HAVE ANY OF YOU DONE THIS RIVER TRIP? DID YOU HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE IN INDIA? DID YOU LOVE OR HATE INDIA?