Lake Palace Family Resort
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After another bad service breakfast we leave the beautiful rainforest and set on our 5 hour journey to the backwaters of Kerela to the houseboats that are converted rice boats,
the tuk tuks meet us to take us down the narrow lanes to the waters edge where the houseboats await, we are greeted by the captain, the chef and our waiter with a coconut ...
... use of heavy steam irons are used. Handing over our clothes, a count and prices agreed, we entrusted our t-shirts to the "system". We collected at the end of the day with a very small bill (compared to Hotel charges) and all clothes neatly pressed.
Originating over 300 years the Dhobi Khana are a dying industry as work is very strenuous and returns are small. Most of the ...
And if there is a God (which there isn't) then he may well have chosen Kerala as a fitting part of the world to hang out, what a gorgeous place.
First stop was serene and historical Fort Cochin (a former Dutch and Portuguese colony), in terms of sights, the highlights for me were the Dutch Palace and St Francis church, however in terms of museums and sights with a high level of gravitas, this is not the place. It's lure is the almost horizontal pace of life ...
... which was probably a good thing - drenched rats are not attractive!
We then paid a visit to Jew Town and their synagogue, and along with about 100 primary children, listened to the guide who explained that the 1001 hand painted floor tiles were from China while the miss mash of chandeliers hanging from the eaves were from Lisbon. Interesting, and I think my first visit into a Jewish place of worship. By this ...
Today we are in Cochin, India on the west coast of India in the State of Kerala. Cochin is composed of a series of islands connected for the most part by bridges. Like the rest of southern India, it was occupied by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and then the British. They have all left their mark on the area.
We came into port about 11:30am. Coming in we passed the famous ...