Travel Blogs from Kochi
We hired a driver to take us from Kumily to Kochi along the back roads stopping along the way. About 6-7 hours later, after driving through some incredible scenery, we arrived at our hotel near the airport. We flew to Mumbai the next morning for our final day in India.
... and backs! They are amazing animals. This evening we also went to a cultural show which gave a demonstration of the south Indian art form of Kathakali, including an introduction to the style and a short one hour (normal performances are 6-7 hours long!) demonstration. It was very interesting, with the all-male cast of actors only allowed to dance and use facial expressions, leaving the vocal parts to ...
... you have no right of passage behind the fence without the proper paper work. Once I am signed on he ships articles on Monday I will be able to get a pass to come and go, but only because I am leaving in Singapore. But I cannot get onto the ship with out the correct paperwork to get signed on! I waited and waited to see if I could get the paperwork to get on board but by 17:00 I gave up. Not sure what will happen on Monday! The current crew were also not yet ...
... but no photos, as was the Mantancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese for the local raja, then added to by the Dutch, with exotic murals of scenes from the Ramayana. We took a couple of ferries, one to Vypeen Island, just for a walk and a different view of the fishing nets and another to modern Ernaculam to wander round the shops, including a department store with serious ...
... did too. What an enormous ship! About 12 decks above the waterline and only a 27 foot draft!! I'm sure it should have toppled over. Anyway the crowd of Indians milling around was great, all done up in their Sunday best and looking a real treat. Sadly, we'd both omitted to bring our cameras so no photos. Hoping for another big ship next Sunday! Whilst looking into Vasco de Gama's (alleged) house for somewhere to have lunch, we met Nishad, who was clearly destined ...
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