We took a houseboat tour in the Kerala region. It was a great way to see how people live in the backwater area. Their version of a houseboat is not at all what I’d envisioned. It had two floors, electricity, bathroom with regular plumbing, 2 bedrooms, and more. The cruise was 4 hours of peace and beauty. We witnessed people bathing, doing laundry, and washing dishes in the river. Most boats that passed us waved and some cheered. Such friendly people once again. Just what we needed after a crazy week in Chennai!