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... frustrating but eventually we managed it. The boat was empty apart from us and the driver did not inspire confidence. The concept of this tourist boat was great and it had only been running a month but obviously the marketing was a failure as no one else was using it. By now it was very hot and though Cochin had some lovely old buildings it was a little tough enjoying them. Down in the old bazar and Jewish quarter the Dutch Museum had fantastic frescoes with scenes of the Ramayana ...
... 1814 (becoming Anglican) before being taken over by the Church of South India. The interior is fairly Spartan, though notable for long beams suspended above each row of pews. These bear strips of curtain that act as fans for the worshippers when a 'wallah' tugs on a rope to swing them above.
On the coast nearby, we step aboard the planks of a Chinese fishing net to try lifting the mechanism and net ourselves. Considering the ...
... was clear and it was just a case of persisting stomach bug. Overall a great experience at this hospital, if only Melbourne's public hospitals were this efficient. All up we were there for probably 3 hours and it cost us only $20. So despite another hospital visit, the experience in Kerala was great. We would definitely visit Kerala again outside of monsoon season and would highly recommend hiring out a houseboat for one night. Next stop, Mumbai! Until next time Ann & ...
- St. Francis Church. The church was built in 1503 and it is the oldest European church in India. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this church, but later his remains were removed to Lisbon.
... dinner. Here we met two young Indian guys who started up a conversation with us. They run and own a restaurant near by so we went back to their restaurant to have a drink. We talked further with them about everything, I asked all the interesting questions that I wanted to know about regarding to their lifestyle as a teenager, their beliefs of marriage and the duty they have to their families. I was so happy to have this opportunity because there's a huge cultural ...