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Looking forward to the next part of our trip...Kerala with all it's promise for Ayurvedic healing. We left our (extremely) humble abode this morning and our humble helper, Ashish. He worked at the Tarika's Sea Breeze and did all our bidding for us. Such heartfelt kindness is exemplary of the people in Goa! We are flying to Cochin via Banglore on …
... 5 hour bus. Ernakulum station (the mainland next to Fort Kochi) pronounced, by Axel, as Annakaloom, was a **** hole and it required jumping between rocks over a festering puddle to get to the toilet. On our long journey we passed waterfalls and tea plantations, as well as witnessing the world's most awful driving (Kuwait not included) and bus stations fit to busting point. After locating our homestay called Rosegarden -13km south of Munnar in the hills, we ...
... Then off we went to the Fort itself, the remaining homage to its colonial heritage. The port has continued trade for over 600 yrs. Local fisherman use Chinese fishing nets controlled by a large pulley system on wooden posts wielded by hand, requiring 4 men.
Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese in 1555 then renovated by the Dutch in 1663. Now Hindu murals and a portrait gallery of msharajas remain.
The memorable aspect of the Jain Temple ...
... would make their way up those stairs I would s****** to myself at the interesting experience they would shortly have... I just couldn't help myself. That evening we decided to try out the Chill Out Bar; very well rated on trip adviser and a kilometre down the beach from where we were staying. Initial impressions were promising; a bit of cheesy Christmas music combined with some rather funky beats and great surroundings. 2 hours later we had still not received any ...
... the Jewish families that settled into this district after being moved on from?. Here they set up their businesses, mainly shopkeepers and moneylenders. Today there are very few Jewish families in kochi, only 5 and of those 5 there are only 9 that now look after the synagogue. We did have a good look around Jew town, it was full of small pokey little shops trying to sell you clothes, souvenirs, fans etc. I have only been tempted once and bought a pair of really light ...
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Dream Hotel was very cosmopolitan. Mood lighting in the rooms was interesting. Maybe it was there for better dreams!
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