After a long time I have been able to afford the time to take a little solo trip.\u00a0\nAnd here I am in a charming palace sipping green tea!\u00a0\n\nin this verandah\n\nThe roofs are steep and the tiles are perfectly laid out. And the verticalaccents make all the difference! \u00a0\nI wish I could meet the Rama Verma family owns this and thank them for their strong sense of identity!\u00a0\nI wondered how it would be to be born as a royal princess! (Here in Kerala princesses are higher in the pecking order than princes).\u00a0\nWould the rules of life be stricter? Would the wealth buy me freedoms? Or would the responsibilities offer me enough fulfillment to compensate for the lost freedoms?\u00a0\nWould I be able to eat the Kerala small dosa from \u00a0a street vendor and chat with him in fragmented sentences in hybrid languages? Or would I as a royal, be happy to be making some larger policy decision that might change his life in some small way?\nAfter pondering a bit, as usual \u2026 I arrive at the conclusion that this thought is pointless and must be discarded. For no one asked me where I would prefer to be born before my birth.\u00a0\nBut since a hotel is a choice to be made \u2013 I selected this charming austere palace over the lavish global chain hotels.\u00a0\n\nAm loving the simplicity and the serenity. \u00a0Am loving that the staff are few \u2013 allowing the space for solitude.\u00a0\nAnd above all \u2013 I am loving the swing!!\u00a0\n\nDec 2017\nThe post My kind of Palace appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.