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The main problem here is it will spoil you for anywhere else in India. Perfection!
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... up throwing my large backpack out/down onto the platform, then myself and fi threw hers out to me also! We got off and after making quite the entrance, quickly confirmed with a local we were in Allapey...as signage isn't their strong point here. So here we are in Allapey. It's 9.30pm, pouring with rain and no where to stay. We whip out the guide book, look up Johnson's, of course...no address is there! Luckily Allapey is small and we hope the locals know! A taxi driver offers us ...
... the air.
We decided to meet again with Dawn and Sue and take a cab together and tour Cochin. At first we were considering a tuck tuck each but decided it might be too uncomfortable for me so we grabbed a cab instead.
It is a totally different feel from Goa, and the land was more flat and very lush and green. Again filled with beautiful people.
Our cabby was called St. Frances of Assisi, and we chuckled every time we spoke to him ...
... place in a city. Food is provided (simple Indian meals of watery rice and curry) three times a day but there are also juice bars, a western snack bar and an Indian snack stall too if you preferred to buy food. There was even a swimming pool, open at specific times for men and women and to swim you had to wear a kind of dress and stay covered up. Although the whole place is strictly a monastery and there are specific rules to follow ...
... watching the Kerala countryside pass by. People on the shore and in other boats waved and called out to us; we waved and called back ta-ta ta-ta (goodbye goodbye). Children especially were pleased when we took their pictures.
We saw lots of birds, too many to name except for the lovely kingfishers that we were always excited to see. There were large flocks of ducks that were herded by a man in a canoe up and down the ...
... men bathed and socialised nearby.
The guesthouse we stayed in (Gowri Residence) was a lovely pace, if a little run down. It had a pet Emu and a bathroom with no roof, filled with several trees. Oh, how the novelty of that wore off when it rained! We ate rubbish food from a local restaurant, hitched a ride with 3 on a bike, ate a litre of ice cream and then it was time to head to Kumily to hopefully see elephants in the wild, at least 7 hours away...