Can you get any fresher than live? The truth is no. So I guess you could say that on the backwaters of Kerala, we got fish, prawns, and crab as fresh as possible. The backwaters of Kerala are rivers and lakes stretching throughout the coastal region of Kerala. They are a large group of villages reached only by narrow passages, so narrow that the main mode of transportation is a canoe. It is in area where the land is rice as far as the eye can see. It is an area where you tour on a houseboat. It is an area where everything is fresh and local. It is an area where you look around for a while, then disappointingly turn back the next day. It is a place where I wrote a lot, because it is so quiet and an amazing place to be a writer. It is a place where nature meets man, and reality mixes with surrealism.