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... likes to stay on the opposite side of the road more than the side he is meant to be driving on and then getting up and being left with bruises because of emergency stops, left me begging to get off but the travel to Kochi was worth it! Kochi instantly makes you feel at home. Maybe this is because we stayed in quite a residential part of town, or because the Portuguese style architecture gave me a feel of Europe, but either way, Kochi seems like a place where you can spend a good ...
... the boys I learnt that they were 14 years of age. I was shocked as they looked so young and undernourished. A farmer led us back up to the main road, pointing out all of the vegetables he was growing along the way. When we reached the road the tuk tuk had disappeared. After 15 minutes of walking up and down the road and having a mild panic attack, we looked down into the mini valley and saw the familiar black tuk tuk chugging along the path that we had just come from!
... off about 10am and within 30 minutes we had seen Sambar Deer. By lunch time we had covered about 10k, walking up and down hills and through thick, dark forest. Every now and then my imagination went wild as I pictured Richard Parker's (Life if Pi) orange and black stripes running past us! Unfortunately no elephants and tigers on day one, but we did see more sambar deer, monkeys, monitor lizard, bison, a tortoise and what seemed liked hundreds of different birds. Chris Packham eat ...
... determine to have words with Rani and ask that she puts half the quantity of food on the table from now on. In Fort Cochi we had more control over our daily intake of food. Breakfast in the hotel, lunch out and then a snack in our room washed down with some extra strong beer. The banana bread from Sarai or some chilli roasted nuts, some guava. Whatever we had was less than the full blown dinners that were the norm on the boat and which look like being the norm ...
... lovely break in the "I-see-white-people" phenomenon that has otherwise plagued much of India. I spent several days here, enjoying a half-day guided trek through the plantation, a day trip to Chinnar Wildlife Preserve, and a few days just relaxing and socializing with the great group of people staying at my guest house before traveling back down to Fort Cochin to catch the night train to Goa.
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