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Since I had arrived in India I had spent all my time in Bangalore and had not yet experienced the other delights that India had to offer. So with the arrival of my friend Shuli Rawson, it was time to leave the confines of the hotel and five star meals and experience India!
This came in the form a short flight to Fort Cochin. Given the lateness I booked my flight (twelve hours before) my only option to fly was business class. Surprisingly the flight was only ...
... Yesterday was trucks and industrial areas, today it is stone walls. Gita commented at one point on the patina on the walls - some areas are so decrepit as to be beautiful. In other places, handbills have been posted, then disintegrated, leaving behind a kaleidoscope of color fragments. I became interested in capturing the variety of these walls.
A few other funny moments today. We woke up this morning still full from yesterday's late lunch. But ...
... life thus far. Casting my memory back, I remembered Delhi train station with its intense heat, noise, crowds and unholy smells. Calicut station was not quite as bad, but it was certainly a fierce competitor. After a three hour wait, I didn't manage to fit onto the first train as it was so rammed with people, spilling from each carriage and dangling from the doors and windows. Feeling vulnerable, I left the station and walked around the dark town to see if I could ...
... accorded to the water.
Of course there were as many differences as there were similarities. I
don't think I saw any dhotis or Sarees in Brazil. The waterways were
refreshingly free of garbage. It was one of the few places that was
overflowing with litter. Dengue fever in India is uncontrolled and a
major problem. ...
... and I was actually able to look out the window. (Kayleigh if you're reading this every other house is bright pink - we should make an investment!!)
Arrived back in Fort Kochi around 5pm just in time to grab a drink and watch the sun set by the Chinese fishing nets - definitely worth seeing before leaving.
Tomorrow we travel up to Goa, a 14 hour train ride which I am sooo dreading but it's through the night so I'm hoping ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility