Grand Hotel Cochin
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... local police who informed us that they were modelled on the Great British Bobby who gives sweets to school children. Maybe they are harking back to a bygone era or an ideal that never really existed. We went to the Indian Coffee House for a great cuppa and some lovely food before realising that the town was filling with crowds of school children all looking pristine in their uniforms. It turned out that a televised release of 30,000 balloons was about to occur in ...
... tuk tuk ride back to town we came across a short parade of drummers and dancers, the latter being heavily made up men dressed as female characters or gods. Our 5* roof top sanctuary was booked out for a wedding reception but we were allowed into another one which was more entertaining. It was full of either Anglicised Indians or northern sophisticates who seemed to only speak English and dressed in a mixture of western and Indian clothing. The children all western. There ...
... 5 different dishes. The level of detail that goes into the spices in Indian food is ridiculous-spices have to be added in a correct order and of course quantity. Dave just stuck to the stirring which is his role back home. We kept the recipes and look forward to having a good when we return home. Our final day in India was spent island hoping using the local ferries before watching the locals operating the Chinese fishing nets. A pod of dolphins also appeared which was the icing on the ...
... desperate because after a few phone calls they let us enter the main office. There was a lady at the counter who was willing to handle our urgent case; however, she needed to see our flight tickets or at least their confirmation. We had the confirmation on our tablet but for security reasons we weren´t allowed to bring it with us to the main office. We had to run to the nearby Internet cafe to print out the required document. We succeeded. Everything seemed to be ok and the issuance ...
... options. These were very local forms of transport and the bus which would take around an hour cost only 18 rupees (less than 50 cents). We decided we would brave this and as we sat waiting with our now super heavy bags, a rickshaw driver came over and tried to offer his rickshaw to take us there for 450 rupees. We explained we were on a budget and wanted to try the local bus. However, we were sick of waiting for the bus, and the heat in South India is extreme, the humidity is ...