Lakshmi Hotel & Resorts
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... and a bowl of fruit
, we are not long before we set sail and the chef went about making our lunch which was the best meal we had for a few days, everything from the whole fish to the various rice and vegetable dishes was beautiful, the banana yogurt sweet and sour my favourite, they followed that with a sweet that looked a bit odd it ...
... older and few youngsters are joining.
Fort Kochi was a Portuguese colonial town since 1503, and was the centre of the Indian spice
trade. The many buildings have the Portuguese influence in the Mattancherry district. The Dutch Palace, originally built by the Portuguese but rebuild by the Dutch houses traditional Hindi murals and palaquins (hand carried carriages used for the ...
... of tranquility that it provides.
A hidden gem (although probably not for much longer, thanks to Lonely Planet) is Cherai beach, a 30 minute rickshaw journey from the Vypren Island Jetty, an almost untouched stretch of cleanliness with a pleasant breeze and convenient cafes.
A thing that one cannot help but notice is the amount of litter, it's everywhere. However I'm going to stick up a little bit for Indians here, there are actually no bins anywhere. So it ...
... had enuf and we went to lunch in a great restaurant that had a foyer full of antique furniture, a massive boat and assorted curios. We were placed on the terrace with the wafting breezes off the river... doin it tuff! Mark still not his usual self but I went for the special - prawn curry - while one of our fellow tourers tried for fried chicken and fries to be washed down with a root beer...umm...
To get to our next ...
... nets on the shore. These are large wooden sticks holding up a net which is lowered into the water. After a period of time the net, which is held onto a series of wooden poles, is lifted out of the water with the fish caught inside. We took a city tour this afternoon. It is very hot and humid even by Indian standards. We first went to the Dutch palace which is now a museum. ...