Travel Blogs from Kochi, India

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In the cloud of the unknowing, Cochin, India travel blog

In the cloud of the unknowing

A travel blog entry by babadon

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Tho I put Cochin as my spot today (April 5) I am really south by about 2 hours in the Western Ghats, beautiful green mountains that are quiet and rainy and sunny.   I am at an Ashram called Kurisumala (cross mountain) which is also a Cistercian ...

The boat and prawn day, Kochi, India travel blog

The boat and prawn day

A travel blog entry by franodriscoll

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... trip up the river to our next venue Coconut Lagoon. Kerala is beautiful, colourful, and compared to the rest of India relatively peaceful. Good start to the day with another fab breakfast overlooking the water, checked out of Fort House declaring ...

Kochi - The Promised Land, Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi - The Promised Land

A travel blog entry by maxandclare

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... cafe tells us the address of our B&B before the staff point us to the bus stop 10 metres from their door. The bus from Kochi airport; almost like being in a Jamaican lift. Not that I ever have been but I imagine it as jaunty but cool, with ...

Elephants, Snakes and Prawns - Oh My, Fort Kochi, India travel blog

Elephants, Snakes and Prawns - Oh My

A travel blog entry by cytravel

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... because I didn't want to get close. We went back to the hotel to pick up Kerry and start our tour of the Old Fort Kochi area.  We went by the Dutch graveyard where early traders who didn't make it home are buried, stopped to look at a pepper ...

Back Waters, Kochi, India travel blog

Back Waters

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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... was clean so had to do! After a short sleep we had a wander around the city and took a ferry across to the Old Kochi, saw the chinese fishing nets, a few churches and the synagogue then another ferry back to the main land. Visited the tourist ...

Another major religion accounted for, Kochi, India travel blog

Another major religion accounted for

A travel blog entry by williment

Our  last long bus journey in India - 2 1/2 hours from Kalpetta to Calicut, and then 6 hours from Calicut to Kochi. Kerelan state buses don't have glass in  the windows - simple blinds can be opened to let in light leaving the bus basically open ...

the reunion and a new beginning, Kochi, India travel blog

the reunion and a new beginning

A travel blog entry by laurazentner

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Arrive in India, Kochi, India travel blog

Arrive in India

A travel blog entry by phildyard

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... empire. Ancient travellers and tradesmen made references to Kochi in their writings, and in 1503 Kochi became the first European colonial settlement in India when it was occupied by the Portuguese. Later, both the Dutch and British occupied Kochi, ...

Kurisumala: and economic and spiritual hub, Kochi (3.5 hrs fr. airport to ashram), India travel blog

Kurisumala: and economic and spiritual hub

A travel blog entry by babadon

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... anniversary 2 years ago.  In that time I discovered they have become an economic and spiritual hub of this rural area of India.  I'm told that Kerala is the 2nd smallest district of India, only Goa on the same Arabian Sea coast is smaller. ...

Goa andt the Malabar Coast, Kochi, India travel blog

Goa andt the Malabar Coast

A travel blog entry by kareem

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... next migratory stop. On the far south end of Goa, Palolem was the last (or the latest) beach in the former Portuguese state of India. While the great hippie beaches of Goa, Bali, Essouira and others are, for the most part, built up and played out, there ...

Kochi (Cochin), India, Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi (Cochin), India

A travel blog entry by ewtodd

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Day 62  April 13th (Monday)  Arabain Sea  We docked in Cochin, India shortly after 9am and immigration didn't clear the ship for disembarking until 10am. The buses were lined up waiting for us. Today we were taking a tour called "The ...

A dance of eyes and hands, Kochi, India travel blog

A dance of eyes and hands

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... when nothing can have possibly changed?! We left slightly late, around 7.20am. Back to Oman, but not staying this time. I loved South india (and wrote this paragraph before the airport) It was so easy, hassle free, no one staring, no one was rude. It ...

Fort Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Fort Kochi

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Bus rides and head wobbles, Kochi, India travel blog

Bus rides and head wobbles

A travel blog entry by indiaelective

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... I think we all feel like we are settling into the routine of things a little more now, as well as getting to know Fort Kochi a little more. We catch the bus every morning into the hospital, which usually takes around an hour. Fortunately, we get on at the ...

Making time, Kochi, India travel blog

Making time

A travel blog entry by henrytheplant

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... peacocks..). One shop had a 4 Metre wide cooking pot that I pretended I wanted to buy.     After 20 hours in Kochi, nice as it was, I decided to make tracks. I negotiated the interminable bus stand and found myself a ride to Alleppy... ...

Did I enjoy it?, Vypin, India travel blog

Did I enjoy it?

A travel blog entry by sjpkiwi

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... 5 or so dollars depending how well you haggle. I would NOT use the tour company that we did, I would suggest to anyone travelling India that they hire a driver for the 15 or so days travelling the Rajasthan triangle though. You do not need to pack many ...

Arrive back in Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Arrive back in Kochi

A travel blog entry by phildyard

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We had a lazy time around the homestay yesterday until 4:00pm when Thomas led us on a 3.5 hour 'expedition'. We started with a 2.5 hour walk along the backwater path, stopping at numerous locations for him to talk to us about the Kerala people, their ...

An Indian City with a European History, Cochin, India travel blog

An Indian City with a European History

A travel blog entry by jdn86

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... the door, he told us we needed to pay for our drinks.  This is very unusual because in shops like this in India, they often provide complimentary refreshments as a way to keep you around and never ask for payment, regardless if you buy anything or ...

An apology and a massive thank you, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

An apology and a massive thank you

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

I've just returned to my Cochin lodgings - having had a nice meal (and a couple of drinks) and noticed I had an email from Richard - from his south west retirement home. He made me aware of the just giving total section on my page. I've just managed to ...

Scooping up curry with our fingers, Kochi, India travel blog

Scooping up curry with our fingers

A travel blog entry by hansieryder

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... we usually ignore, halfway down the beach, and we did actually need one, and went to the airport.  We flew to Kochi via Bangalore. They separated the women and men queueing up to and past security presumably to avoid queue gropings. We got served a ...

Culture in Kochi, Fort Kochi, India travel blog

Culture in Kochi

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... daily hatha yoga, Keralan martial arts displays, and different Indian classical music and dance every night. Another highlight of our Kochi stop was meeting up with my brother and sister-in-law’s friends, who packed up everything in Vancouver and ...

Sightseeing in Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Sightseeing in Kochi

A travel blog entry by phildyard

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... Roman Catholic Santa Cruz Basilica which was vey ornate inside. Then we strolled to St. Francis Church, the oldest church in India. We wandered along the waterfront and through the daily market before taking a public bus to our next sightseeing stop. ...

Back to school, Kochi, India travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by indiaelective

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... and Bollywood blaring constantly. We were pretty shattered 13 hours later when we finally made it to Ernakulam, the mainland part of Kochi, with a sweaty rickshaw and ferry ride accross the water still to go. We did little that evening apart from find ...

Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi

A travel blog entry by finrod3791

... our hotel from the airport. Our hotel was just a couple blocks from one of the most famous landmarks in Mumbai, the Gateway of India. It's a grand stone arch right on the water, and although it was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen ...

Joint blog entry - as we havn't written in a while, Kochi, India travel blog

Joint blog entry - as we havn't written in a while

A travel blog entry by comfortsontour

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... ; Since then we have travelled a good few thousand kilometers, via various forms of transport, and covered 2 more different states in India, namely Gujarat, and Kerala. I've also updated our itinerary on this blog to shuffle a few dates around, and add a ...

Exploring Kochi!, Kochi, India travel blog

Exploring Kochi!

A travel blog entry by gemandlloyd

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... at ancient Indian pottery, which didn't quite turn out as well as the example pot that we saw first. Really a few sleepy days in Kochi, preparing ourselves for Madurai which was our next stop, and where I'm writing this. Got to use a sleeper train for the ...

Mad dogs and British women...aka Palolem., Kochi, India travel blog

Mad dogs and British women...aka Palolem.

A travel blog entry by kat.in.a.hat

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... were really enjoyed by everyone, especially the impressions /acting round! By this point me and Naomi had come to the realisation that India couldn't handle both of us on a big night out at the same time ( or retrospectively we have decided this). We ...

Kochi kochi coo-then there were two!, Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi kochi coo-then there were two!

A travel blog entry by kat.in.a.hat

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... was him letting us drive, he must have been mental, it was awesome, and we all lived to tell the tale. NB driving in India in a vehicle with very different controls does not constitute a stupid thing to do mum, getting in any sort of vehicle in any ...

Kerala: God's Own Country, Ernakulam,  India travel blog

Kerala: God's Own Country

A travel blog entry by stortney

... a train at 930pm so were tucked up in our bunks fully equipped with head torches and books by 10. Easy. Unfortunately we arrived here in Kochi on the day of a strike so we emerged from the station into a ghost town. It was a strange feeling. We're so used ...

Catching Kerala Character in Kochin, Fort Cochin, India travel blog

Catching Kerala Character in Kochin

A travel blog entry by herriejeroenski

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... which he said; 'off course you can, you are white'. Ok, Auch. I wanted to tell him that traveling as a whitey in India wasn't always easy, but that probably doesn't compare to his problems, so I kept it to my selves. The accommodation that Alexander had ...

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