First impressions of Trivandrum
bobnormal
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#1
| Member

First impressions of Trivandrum

Arrived yesterday afternoon. Seems like a great town!

  • "Like Chiang Mai without the tourists"
  • Curving tropical alleys stuffed with learned businesses: lawyers, medical practitioners, IT consultancies
  • So many great bookstores!


Staying in a Kukie's Holiday Inn for 220 rupees a night. It's not ultra clean but the environs are very quiet, there's almost nobody here, and the location is very central.

Gotta go find a place to unlock an iPhone or buy a new phone - anyone know where's best to do that about town?

:rolleyes:
Long term traveler, India newbie.

4 Replies

#2
| George Koruth/Fotobaba
Hey Bobnormal

Welcome to Trivandrum, Kukis is a nice place, the watchman is a nice man. To buy new phone you can go to QRS at statue near to Raymonds . To unlock iphone you can go to Bhima Pali, its bit far from where you stay. But if you are going to Kovlam its no the way. Hope you find it.
#3
| George Koruth/Fotobaba
Hey try Scot technology its near by, YMR Jn Plammoodu Road.
#4
| Member
Enjoy your stay in Trivandrum. The best thing about it is that people has still preserved it as the traditional city, this what i feel. While walking on the roads of TVM keep a look on the buses there, they drive like crazy, so stay safe.
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#5
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Thanks

Thanks for the tips guys.

I moved to a nicer hotel instead of fixing / buying a phone as it seems cheaper to do that for a day or two ... with the added benefit of a landline (ie: better connection for my telephone interview).

I'm spending 2800INR/night (+17.5% tax, hate that!) but have access to a private rooftop pool, CLEAN LINEN for the first time in ages, HOT SHOWER for the first time in ages, it's kind of like heaven! ('Classic Avenue' hotel, booked through booking.com)

:D

Not sure how I'll handle dropping back to 100-250INR/night range after this, though!
Long term traveler, India newbie.

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