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So as our next southern adventure began, we took a 16hour overnight train to get us from the state of Goa to the southern state of Kerela. We stayed in the town of Kochi in an area called Fort Cochin, a historical town with Portuguese, Dutch and English influences clearly seen in the quaint little buildings and lanes. On our first evening in Kochi we decided to go to a kathakali show, the traditional dancing style of Kerela. This style was dramatically different from ...
... sea which proved impossible with the monstrous waves.
We also experienced a 24 hour power cut on our last day due to the storm knocking down a pylon which made walking along the cliff for dinner problematic. However, we did manage to eat some good food and drink some beer in Varkala (baracuda is very tasty). The night of the power cut, we were enjoying some drinks by candle light, with our new cross dressing friend from Camden, ...
A Muslim, a Christian and a Hindu walked into a restaurant together . . . Sound like the intro to a bad joke? It's not! This happens every day in Kochi! It is one of the coolest things I have seen here yet, is that they all get along! They are quite proud of this - we did a tour of the town, and one of the highlights was a street corner with a Mosque, a Christian Church and a Hindu Temple all side by side, with people coming and going and waving saying hi! It was also ...
... 12 quid but nonetheless very generous by Bollywood extra standards.
Varkala is one of those places you just can't leave - we ended up staying ten days and taking another cookery class which was fantastic. We cooked six dishes in two hours under the enthusiastic orders of a slightly ****** chef. Our samosas were phenomenal, if we do say so ...
... Luckily the kids are so bloody starving by the time dinner comes that they just wolf it down regardless of what it is. We had three nights and four blissful days here. We have used this solitude to catch up on some school work, play cricket and I've even managed to get Barney to do some yoga!!!! I could happily stay here forever but my family are getting restless so we are heading on down to ...