A few weeks back I was getting nostalgic for Kovalam where I used to live when I first came out to India. So I shared some 1 minute holidays on the beaches right next to my apartment.

We sat on Lighthouse beach and we watched people playing in the waves on Hawah Beach.

Well it was all so lovely and reminded me of living there, my lovely friends and all my many return trips that I thought I’d have another little dip into nostalgia. So, we’re back on Hawah Beach, but we’re sat down and just watching people drift back enjoying the beach.

It’s a bit longer than the usual minute – almost double – so get a coffee and settle in for a proper mind vacation. It’ll set you up for the weekend.

And it’s making me want to go and visit Kovalam again soon…


This is part of the shiny new 1 minute holiday series – a new one every Friday.

Take another 1 minute holiday here:

1 minute holiday : Monsoon lightening storm, Northern Kerala
1 minute holiday : Om Beach. The most beautiful beach in India?
1 minute holiday : Early morning on Ponducherry Beach

Or check the even newer and shinier 1 minute holiday page for the whole series. Oooh!

Do let me know what you think of this new one and all the others as they unfold in the comments below.