Grand Hotel Cochin
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... also not
uncommon to see entire families on motor bikes: mom, dad, brother and sister,
pretty economical really. It was chicken
biryani for dinner at another local spot. We are loving the food. I am starting
to notice that I seem to always be the only female in these restaurant! Need to
find out why that is. We must have walked atleast 15km today! Tomorrow we are heading to Allepey, an hour further
south, to take an overnight backwaters house boat cruise.
... 160;A thousand house boats and likely the same number of kayaks / canoes traverse the waters as the main form of transport. The only other form being walking. It makes for a tranquil existence. Tropical vegetation line the canals with pineapple, mangoes, bananas and various other fruits available. We did a 1 hour canoe tour in a thin canal and watched up close the lives of the locals. They use the canal waters to travel, bath, ...
... of no crocodiles and no snakes! I was unsure what to wear but didn't fancy being in wet clothes all day so settled on a pair of shorts and a sports bra. Apparently even this wasn't enough as a couple of men came running over to perv, luckily our boatman shouted at them and sent them packing. The water wasn't too cold and surprisingly cleanish so we had a good swim before being hauled back on the boat. At least we didn't mind having ...
... of viable transport here.
As we were driving through Kerala, we noticed straight away how much more affluent this state is. The homes are much grander with luscious gardens and the homes made out of any combination of palm leaves, plastic sheeting, mud and corrugated iron are few and far between. Other notes on Kerala so far; It is very very hot here and there are lots and lots of mosquitoes. It seems to be very relaxed way of life in this state. ...
... time and head to a different bar. As I walk in I realise that I am in a very local bar, dark, only inhabitants are Indian men. Ok have a G&T then leave. Luckily I have my iPad so I can play suduko while I enjoy my gin. Another foreign couple walk on very hesitantly this ask me the price of a drink. I explain you can have a nip,small bottle or a large bottle they asked price of drink and got the price of a ...