Travel Blogs from Kochi, India

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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 ...

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 ...

To The Tea!, Kochi, India travel blog

To The Tea!

A travel blog entry by stuckinindia

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... dessert!).  We took turns taking naps(from Janpal's point of view).  There was some rain, which, since this is India, was nothing, escalated quite quickly, first it was raining buckets and there were small lakes in the road, into a ...

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 ...

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 ...

From Agra to Kochi and passing by Delhi, Kochi, India travel blog

From Agra to Kochi and passing by Delhi

A travel blog entry by thessa_fred

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... !). We had a yummy dinner in Café Vagabond and an early night in bed thinking on our early flight to south of India-Kochi. The airport of Delhi seems almost misplaced considering how sophisticated and occidental it looks. The flight to Kochi was easy ...

Harbour at Ft. Cochin Part 2, Cochin, India travel blog

Harbour at Ft. Cochin Part 2

A travel blog entry by babadon

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... Jesus!!!*20% Christian --- highest proportion of this faith in this district, whereas I am told that Christians are a tiny minority in India.  I think I read somewhere: less than 5%.   And then for an encore, a beautiful green boat full of what ...

Kochi Fort, Keralan Backwaters, Kochi, India travel blog

Kochi Fort, Keralan Backwaters

A travel blog entry by col.caf

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... distance between us and the brat while chatting to some of the other tourists on the trip.  The tourists you meet in India are always a bit more interesting than the ones you find in western countries.  After gliding around on the water for a ...

Lights, Camera.....Action!, Kochi, India travel blog

Lights, Camera.....Action!

A travel blog entry by benneesham

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We finally got our lives together enough to leave Goa to head south to Kerala. The train journey South was 14 hours long and I spent most of my time sitting on the floor sewing out the side of the train and watching the scenery go past as you can open ...

Down to Bayou Country, Kochi, India travel blog

Down to Bayou Country

A travel blog entry by randfamily

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... the CEO of Kingfisher is personally interested in my feedback.     We were flying to our last location in India, the backwaters of Kerala on the Southwest coast. The main recreation in that area is spending time on houseboats, but we ...

Remnants of an Ancient Tribe in Kochi, Kochi, India travel blog

Remnants of an Ancient Tribe in Kochi

A travel blog entry by vagabonder

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... eyed by the V Man. The V Man was delighted having planned to visit Jewtown way back when he was still SuitZombie!! The Kochi Jewish Community dates back some 2000 years. Once a thriving neighborhood and community. Today 14 Jews (one family) remain. ...

Day 16: Hot in the city & Notes on Cameron, Kochi, India travel blog

Day 16: Hot in the city & Notes on Cameron

A travel blog entry by samuelkeys

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... thousand strong Jewish community. Most left for Israel after the second world war and now there are only four Jewish families in Kochi comprising just 13 people.  Feeling we were doing our best to cover most of the major religions we also stopped ...

Jew Town, Kochi, India travel blog

Jew Town

A travel blog entry by cytravel

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... piled in his auto rickshaw and headed for the final stop on our tour list - Jew town.  Apparently some Jews arrived in Kochi in the 1500's.  The wooden Synagogue was built in 1565 and is maintained by a few Jewish people who still ...

An attack on the senses...., Kochi, India travel blog

An attack on the senses....

A travel blog entry by nathan-claire

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... relieved to see a small board with my name on right at the front of a 40 deep and 50 wide gathering of people outside Kochi airport.  Bags in, a/c on... we're off!  Within 100 yards we have rikshaws, cows, dogs and people wandering left right ...

around Cochin, Kochi, India travel blog

around Cochin

A travel blog entry by geoffbid

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... where was busy with bustle, individually painted lorries, tuk-tuks, taxis and local people but it was not overpowering, our impressions of India were high. Joseph first took us to a Dohbi, an open air laundry where washing was done by hand. The finished ...

Lauttamatka Keralan vehreydessa, Kochi, India travel blog

Lauttamatka Keralan vehreydessa

A travel blog entry by anssku

... maaran vuoksi. (joka on yhteydessa siihen, etta majapaikoissa kaupataan aina jotain retkia ja tanssiesityksia) Kochi vaikuttaa erityisen turistirikkaalta alueelta. Jokainen ravintola on taynna lansimaalaisia, matkamuistomyymaloita on paljon ym. Monilla ...

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