For our first day of touring we were shepherded from one luxury hotel to the next in Kovalam.  Luxury is not how I roll, and I am not interested in writing about a place I didn’t actually stay.  The staff was all very nice, our lunch was delicious, and I chose to pass my time by getting to know my fellow bloggers (mostly by talking about how much the place was not our speed) and by chatting with people who worked in the various hotels.  There’s not much to say of substance since not much happened, but here are some of my best images of the day.  I didn’t notice until I went to post them how much saffron features in almost every image.