The Capital Fort Kochi
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We arrived in the State of Kerala, south India on the Arabian Sea, and drove to Kochi. The amazement of India followed us throughout Kerala with our guide Alex and driver Thomas. Alex's description of India is one of Unity and Diversity and we as a group added Contrasts! India won our hearts with their beauty of spirit, smiling faces and unlimited friendliness. We were not blind to the strifes this country faces in caring for 1.2 billion people but we champion their patience to live ...
... using a shovel which was passed from hand to hand.
We left the barge and got onto a smaller canoe to go through a manmade canal. It was moved by one man with a pole. The water looked fairly clean not too much garbage floating in it. It is used for bathing, laundry, washing dishes and probably many other things. When we stopped at one of the homes we saw that they had an outhouse.
Moving this way we had a chance to see how people live in the country. They ...
Cochin or Kochi is a port city on the South West coast of India and the starting point of our trip. The amount of building going on is phenomenal, including an overground metro that seems to block the traffic in the evenings, a little worse than the normal daytime obstructions. We started the day with a lovely Indian style breakfast, which really seemed more like dinner, but then I ...
... might be in order.
I've seen more cats [albeit but a handful] in Kochi than I have seen in the entire country. These ones seem fairly fed.
We took tuktuks to the Dutch Palace, the popular name for the Mattancherry Palace. Built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th c, its name derives from when the Dutch conquered the area about a hundred years later. It was more a place for ceremonial functions that for habitation purposes, perhaps accounting for ...
... But instead of a wild elephant I bumped into a nasty little beastie that stung me on my eyebrow, which promptly swelled up so much that I couldn't see out of it for two days. I'll give you a privileged view of the results in the photos below! Luckily we did finally spot (with both my eyes by this point) four wild elephants from afar so honour is satisfied! On my birthday we stayed in the middle of an old British rubber plantation. It felt like we stepped ...