Grand Hotel Cochin
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... and was a thrill to see. We were there
at sunrise. The dialog on the photos will give you an historical overview.
Our final stop in India was in Cochin, also know as Kochi. A quaint (for India) harbor town.
The population of India is 1.28 Billion, 2nd largest in the world so everywhere we docked looked
like Times Square on New Year's ...
We woke early and were disappointed to see the torrential rain outside. We had to be in a canoe within an hour. We got a rickshaw to the ferry port where we met our canoe 'driver'. We got a ferry to the mans house which took 45 minutes, and then met his wife who cooked us a delightful Indian breakfast. Yeah you guessed it, curry for breakfast. We had a nice cup of chai before boarding the vessel. The rain had subsided and although the clouds looked slightly ominous, we continued ...
... Year we decided in the evening to slash out and go to five star bar for beer, Roz was even talking about wine, when we arrived in the evening however it was shut for maintenance. This seemed odd as the hotel was stuffed with western guests, though Roz had read that alcohol was not served on the first of the month. What it most certainly was, was a major disappointment! Climbing back to the hotel we had decided to eat at our gloom settled. However on entering the establishment and ...
... is dry; great. Had some McDowell 'Celebration' rum and coke with Lucas and Susie. It was the best rum I've had but the sweetness of it is lower than I am used to.
Those who were going upstairs for dinner--the Space Cadets, D2 and Matilda included--decided they did not like the menu. Lucas was going to join Susie and I. As we were leaving, the others were milling about. Think lambs being led to slaughter mentality. I turned around to see ...
The night train to Kochi was delayed by 2 hours with a painfully slow last few kilometres. Because there are no announcements or train guards, it's difficult to know just how far you are from your intended destination or indeed if you have passed it especially if the train is delayed without you knowing. Consequently you have to keep an eye out for the name of every station the train decides to stop at. Initially we stayed on the mainland area called Ernakulem in a rubbish hotel but ...