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... last bastions of alternative lifestyle culture in Goa I am also hoping that I can pick up some new skills from some courses which are on offer there. If not, then I guess I will just have to content myself with sitting by the beach, reading books, chilling our and listening to music all day….what a hard life, ha ha!
As a send-off for our little group of 4 we had a splurge night for dinner at the best hotel in town, and it was both stunning and delicious! The ...
Today I decided to wander the lane ways in and around Kochi and get off the beaten track, how anyone gets to know these lane ways is a mystery but is something that I really enjoyed doing. After having a delicious lunch in the library cafe I found myself in the Muslim area of town and walking amongst people in their Sunday bests as ...
... the thing requires patience and persistence. There is a lever on the left hand floor next to the driver's seat which needs to be yanked up hard, I am assuming this is the ignition, while turning the key and gently feeding gas to the engine with the handle throttle. He eventually gets the engine humming, we clap, and we press on. Next, it was more Name That Spice. Eric played this time at a spice warehouse and a women's cooperative union which is trying to promote independent ...
... in 1947. Right next to the palace are 3 of the 5 Hindu temples that are in Kochin. It turned out to be a very ecumenical morning as nearby the next stop was at the oldest Jewish synagogue in the British Commonwealth. It dates to 1568, a few years after the Jews were forced out of their settlement 40kms north. Currently, only 5 Jewish families, just 8 people, who are now all very elderly reside in Matanchery. All the younger people returned to the new Israel 50 or 60 ...
... the old warehouses, some of which are still used to store grain and spices and one I found where they were working at drying and preparing ginger.
The washed out colours on the walls are beautiful - I look forward to being able to add some photos when I eventually reach Perth!
Having a week in one place gives you a chance to feel the rythyms of the
day and to ...