Lake Palace Family Resort
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... the Vechoor cow, named after the next village, whose milk has special medicinal properties There is even a two-day old calf, lying by its mother. Geese, chickens and ducks all roam around and Anu explains that the farm is eco-based and organic and they now employ 25 people from the local village, giving them jobs in an area where there is very little employment. She smiles as she congratulates us on being responsible tourists, helping the local people and ...
... dusty calculators - I'm sure these were shrewd business men. However, I could not help thinking of all the upset at home at the prospect of open plan working - luxury by the standards of Kochi! I'm sitting with a whole bunch of tourists watching a man in a loin cloth apply make up. This is the warm up to a Kathakali performance. The make up is important and takes several hours to complete so the audience is invited to watch the last hour of preparation. ...
... little spot and ordered French toast and fruit platters and fluffy omelettes and ginger lemonade. Amazing! It was nice to be in a place where you didn't inspect quizzically every thing you put in your mouth and could enjoy the simplest thing like rye toast (wonder white is still number one in India turns out). After enjoying a great morning there playing, 'if you could be any other nationality what would you be',(Italians because they like eating and drinking and they ...
Our final destination in India is Fort Kochi. A small area of the much bigger city of Kochi, that is known for its European influences on the architecture (mainly Portuguese and French) and the Chinese influence on the fishing techniques. Unfortunately Cat and I had finally succumbed to Delhi belly and Cat added a cold to her illness too. So the last couple of days were spent mainly in our guesthouse, watching films and using the bathroom! But we did manage to get out ...
... and get a literal - and therefore also silly - answer. Much of what we have been told has been unintelligible, either because we actually cannot understand the accent or because people are providing us with information we have no way to comprehend.
All of which makes it so much more gratifying to achieve the relatively small victories, like finding the embarkation jetty with the right ferry to take us to the right destination.
But let's not get ...