Travel Blogs from Kochi
... by the musicians. The melodrama, elaborate costumes and makeup, exciting drumming and emotional singing all added up to create a very enjoyable evening of entertainment. It's a shame that our time in the south is a short one, leaving just tomorrow afternoon, as we do very much like it here, but Ed's already thinking about where to go in Tamil Nadu on his next trip to India! Maybe it's a bit too ...
... leave, Chrissie the liaison person, because she is on a tourist visa was only allowed on today with a special pass, but otherwise is not allowed to go to the ship, let alone sleep on it as she expected. I did get to see the customs quarters as I spent 2 hours of my time waiting in the local agents aircon car and had to be transported back home. Eventually Derek the cook arrived with Julie and I spoke to him and we both tried to speak to our current ...
We had a great stay with Saj and will miss his helpfulness, his signature pineapple shakes and a different Kerala breakfast dish every day, but our room faces the street and India wakes early with Hindu temple music, the muezzin, birds and traffic, so maybe the countryside will be quieter.
So now we're off on our second road trip, a loop inland for six ...
... our very best friend in the whole of Kerala. He was close to insistent that he take us on an hour long tour of Mattacherry in his Ferrari (tuk tuk) for 75 rupees. We resisted but did make arrangements for Monday morning at 10.30.
That evening, we ate at a pavement cafe. Jane had a fine piece of grilled fish, with more garlic on than there is in the whole of Albrighton, and I had a very dubious chicken byriani. We tried to obtain the "Kingfisher in a ...
... for the overwhelming touristic atmosphere of Kochi. All in all, our first 24 hours in Kochi weren't anything to rave about. Heck, the highlight was eating dinner at a tourist trap of a restaurant whose menu resembled that of a food court in any western shopping mall.
Kochi sustained it's steady resistance onto the next day. We hoof it in the hot glaring sun for a half hour to see the two jewels of Kochi's historic sites, the old Synagogue and the Danish Palace, only ...
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