Johnson's The Nest Homestay
Travel Blogs from Kochi
We boarded the train at 1.30am, and found that some men were asleep in our reserved beds. We had to wake them and move them. The night was horrible and hot and the journey, although not as long as many, was laborious and tiresome - in fact, I spent the whole time on my top (3rd tier) bunk, either reading or pretending to sleep!
We arrived …
Wow this was a long time ago and my memory is definately in holiday
mode so I will try to fill you in on what was going on back then. Garry
is off having reflexology.
We got the train from Goa to Alleppey, which came in traditional Indian time. We hung out where our train was meant to go to and met a cute dog which had been …
Kerala, the state we are in, is renowned for its Backwaters, a large series of lakes and canals that stretches about 80kms south of Kochi and 10 kms inland. We had been told by a number of people that hiring a houseboat was a must to cruise these backwaters, so we headed to Alleppey, the centre of the houseboating trade, to head into the backwaters …
... of the offer we weighed up the options. The driver had a return journey to Cochin empty. He was a hotel driver with a pretty new Tata people carrier. It was a five hour trip, the same as the train for which I had bought the tickets. 2nd Class Unreserved ! Toby had the right idea, "which car is it?" He chipped in striding out of the huge glass front door as if he owned the place to examine the car park. " is it that one?" " not sure, could be" I shrugged. The doorman pointed to the ...
... Sept – Our room, Oys Cafe, Cochi, Kerala
So turns out we had 3 nights here, 31st September doesn’t exist! And in my mind these 2 days don’t exist, as to not ruin my memories of India. Not only did the cold that I have spike this weekend but the chicken gave me food poisoning, so this weekend consisted of me being in bed – not fun. So instead of focusing on that I thought I would focus on India as a ...
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