Hotel Fort Queen
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... on this trip.
It was after 0910 before we left, late of course. We were soon enough on the NH 47 after clearing Alleppey, Kochi, our destination, was but 57k away. It was a good road to boot.
Indians like their posters for advertising. Most of them would appear to be political and movie debuts. Every town has countless areas where posters have been somewhat ripped down. Signs that say 'Post no bills' seem to work, maybe because most of ...
... it had been done before and many people were doing it!
Next stop was the RE Spare parts shop to pick up saddle bags. Tharun had evaluated saddle bags from different companies and found the ones at the RE spare parts shop to be the best. The saddle bag looked great and would fit perfectly on the back seat, the bag neatly hanging on either side of the motorbike.
Trying out the gear made me even ...
When we arrived in Kochi we had to say farewell to the rest of the group (although half had already split off) and our tour guide. We each gave him some money for all of his help and with much refusal he very humbly accepted. Me and Sophie then got taxis to our hostel with 2 other girls from our tour. After checking in we walked around a little while and booked a trip for the next day as our flight isn't until 1am on the 23rd. We then went out to dinner with Natalie (from our tour) and ...
... his number and agreed to meet up the day after next.I got to my hostel which is only £4 a night expecting the worse; however it is lovely. Big stone building, gardens, air con rooms and I was only sharing a dorm with one other guy; all only minutes from the beach - this was more like it. Even better there are some Aussies staying here who are always good for a laugh, happy ...
... because there were no English translation of their destinations written on the front of the bus. Once again talking to local people proved to be the best tourist guide available! Some guy waiting for his ride helped me out when the bus going to Kochi approached. I left it at Fort Kochi - the final stop. Almost immediately I became a target for local moped guys offering me a "cheap room at the very good price specially for my - their friend" ;). Deep breath, counting to ...