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... me even if I had to drag myself there in pyjamas! I was determined to see the sunrise no matter what and regardless of the way I looked! And then, I waited and waited followed by waiting and waiting for that sun to appear.
It never showed up! Groannnn! There was wayyyyyy too much smog in the horizon. I ...
... we spotted a KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). We are not big fans of the overly spiced chicken KFC serves in India but we love their cold air-conditioning. We stopped there for lunch and researched where in Alleppey we wanted to stay. We picked out two alternatives and zoomed over to our first choice, Brown Residency.
We pulled up ...
Arrived in Kochi early On Tuesday morning, 30th December, after a 10 hour flight from Heathrow to Mumbai, then a 2hour flight to Kochi, where the temp was a steamy 27 degrees. Hastily shed my vest.
Kochi is a collection of small islands, connected by bridges and ferries, on the coast of the Arabian Sea.
We were met briefly by our Audley Travel Rep, who handed us over to our driver, who was taking us on to Fort Kochi, 40km away.
Then followed a crazy drive ...
... We were soaked!
We were greeted by our captain Praveen and the cook Matthews. We had met the already when we came to check out the boat before booking.
The boat is a typical Keralan houseboat. It has one bedroom, a bathroom, a dining area which can be closed off from flying midges, a lounging area at the front, a kitchen and staff toilet at the back and becoz we is posh, we have a balcony above the lounge area too. Also great for lounging in (or nodding off in if ...
... with Daniela and her son Daniel who we met in Goa. It was great to meet back up and it was sad when we parted again. We ended up spending quite a few days here. We loved getting to know the city and what was best to do there. We bought fresh fish at the market and had it cooked by locals at stalls (5 quid for a kg of tiger prawns), took a walk through Jewtown (not a typo) and took a look at the Chinese fishing nets. These were gifted to Kochi ...