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... and to the Vedanta hostel there.
Cochin is an old colonial place and apparently has the largest sea port in Asia and the largest fish freezing plant in Asia. We had driven past a number of churches and Xavier explained that Kerala is mostly a Catholic state, although in Fort Cochin is a place called Jew town with a big synagogue which we didn't manage to visit just yet.
After checking into the hostel and chatting to the very friendly Anoop who has been ...
... compared to Goa, this region's immediate northern neighbour.
Essentially water everywhere: canals, large rivers, and plethora of irrigation canals. No wonder this place is called the Venice of the East (even though this is the west coast of India - just a joke). Palm trees and large shipping container terminals frequent the horizon. All things maritime. Even one of the ten universities here is marine studies focused. Our ...
... Munnar where the tea plantations and wildlife reserves are, I can't wait! Hopefully we will see a tiger! So not likely but you never know! We have to get a ferry and then a 5 hour bus there and the ferry costs 2p each, crazy! Also I ate the most amazing thing last night, it was a egg and vegetable Kati roll and it was like a wrap fried onto an omelette ...
... Next, we went to catch the bus to Alleppey, where we hoped to do a boat cruise around the Keralan Backwaters. The journey was supposed to take 1.5 hours, but, this being India, it took more like 2 and a quarter hours. On arrival, we made our way to another Homestay, the Venice Castle and hoped it would be nice.
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Lyndsey and Martin
P.S. Happy Birthday to Matt, whose Birthday it was on 8 November! x
... fruit coming from their garden. Approximately 150 plants, herbs and trees were growing (including coffee, cocoa, lychees, passionfruit, pepper, sugar tasting leaf, curry leaf and tree tomato) and 3 rather well fed bunnies. We walked for 1 hour to a village down the hills through a cardamon plantation, steep red mud pathways, leaches (2:1 to Axel) and for some of it, torrential rain. We caught the bus from there to Munnar which in itself is a scruffy hilltop ...