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TripAdvisor Reviews Lotus 8 Kochi
Travel Blogs from Kochi
... Jack, Mo, and I decided that these would be the optimal method for travel and exploration, so we found a store in a back alley that would rent us some scooters for the afternoon. While most rentals are at least 24 hours long, and each drive must give the company their real drivers licences as collateral, we managed to talk them into letting us rent three scooters (one for each of us) for about 6 hours, with the collateral being Jack’s expired license and a copy of ...
... he tells us not to worry, he'll find us an ATM but wants to take us to the sights first.
So first to St Francis Church, built by the Portuguese containing the tomb of the explorer Vasco da Gama. It's dark and ancient inside and cooled by rotating fans and large screens of fabric wafted over the congregation by means of ropes pulled by (I think they are called) punka wallahs. Outside there is a playing field with kids ...
... enjoyed some tandoori chicken, naan, paneer, pakoras and some sweet corn soup. We then had a big debate on whether to do anything else in the area such as visiting the Agra Fort but Ravi prevailed on Jim to go back. It took 3 hours to return and when we got to the hotel we met up with everyone in our group plus Vandana, Amit and the kids. We had cocktails and snacks in the lounge and then my dad prevailed upon us to go to Bukhara for dinner. Jim stayed back with the kids ...
... I’ve learned is to be patient, and not let these externals alter my mood. If I do let money and someone else’s negativity reflect in me…it means that it has more power over me than the kindness that others have shown me. I’ve learned from my friends, learned to let 10 Rupees slide and to appreciate the rickshaw drivers who are doing their job well and show me respect. I tip those guys. I never tip the ripoffs. But then, I never ride with those guys anymore either.
... scenes. Huge trees (some kind of tropical fig maybe?) spread their branches over the streets, and ruptured the asphalt with their roots. Little lanes and alleyways held coffee shops and boutique hotels, while the main roads buzzed with tuk tuks and motorbikes. The waterfront was adorned with giant fishing nets, and also an awful amount of rubbish. Swimming at Kochi was a definite no-no for me, but plenty of locals were jumping in.