The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
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... town nestled in the hillsides of tea plantations and spent a miserable night as the only guests in a large rambling lichen encrusted hotel far from the town centre. The ghosts of Basil Fawlty and Jack Torrance stalk the mildewy corridors.
The following day however, things improve markedly. We booked a private car to take us to to our resort where we would celebrate Amber’s imminent 40th birthday. We were due to stay somewhere considerably fancier than all ...
... all, the locals profess that Kerala is “God’s own country”.
Krishna introduces us to Tensing, our driver for the next few days, and off we head for St Francis, the oldest church in India. Outside Krishna regales us at length with the history of Christianity in India, explaining the five main denominations ending with the unique Keralan version; a mixture of Catholic, Anglican, Syrian Orthodox and quasi-Hindu rituals, all conducted in the local Malayalam ...
... in Fort Kochi but it was closed.
We enjoyed relaxing in the park and watched Sunday morning cricket, which is similar to Sunday morning football- there was even a fight!!
We also spent time just sat by the water and watching the dolphins just off the shore. Unfortunately, they were too far away to get any decent photos.
For lunch, we bought some white snapper and king prawns from one of the fishmongers. You then take your fish to a nearby row of shacks who ...
... wench, love interest of the protagonist)
Steven (28 M, post-African Australian, protagonist, AKA “The Beast” due to intimidating physique)
Extras: A couple of soon to be drunk boat captains, one of which will turn out to be quite enamoured of men.
Due to the elections postponing our boat ride through the backwaters and our wish to be out of Alleppey, today ended up being a long day. The successful plan was to catch the bus to Kochi after ...
... little difficult to get it. Many restaurant's don't serve it at all. Convenience Stores certainly don't. We decided rather than walk the sticky streets, ruck sack on back and no idea of direction, to ask a local Tuk Tuk driver to oblige. He took us to a Liquor shop (they are government appointed). It must be pointed out that these establishments are not the most salubrious of places, often a hole in the wall and protected by iron bars. The first had ran out of ...