Vivanta by Taj - Kumarakom
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... had enuf and we went to lunch in a great restaurant that had a foyer full of antique furniture, a massive boat and assorted curios. We were placed on the terrace with the wafting breezes off the river... doin it tuff! Mark still not his usual self but I went for the special - prawn curry - while one of our fellow tourers tried for fried chicken and fries to be washed down with a root beer...umm...
To get to our next ...
Kochi airport. Cool, calm, air-conditioned, quiet. You stroll in and pick your bags right up one after another from the conveyor belt. The ATM dispenses cash smoothly on the first go and the Internet cafe tells us the address of our B&B before the staff point us to the bus stop 10 metres from their door. The bus from Kochi airport; almost like being in a Jamaican lift. Not that I ever have been but I imagine it as jaunty ...
... many more people and I don't feel that the shopping is unpleasant or awkward. A lesson learned for my future travels.
That's all for now folks - as if you wanted more at this point! Tomorrow is the boat tour and the trip to Cherai - let's leave that as the cliffhanger for tonight. How will we get there? How much will it cost? will the hotel travel planner hook us up, proving the government tourism bureau is the best source of information after all? keep reading! ...
... buy anything.
When we finally got round to seeing Fort Kochi, Sali, my driver, took me to the interesting spice market where I tasted some dry ginger candy and drank some fragrant cardamon tea. We then visited the Dutch Palace, which was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma, Raja of Kochi, in 1555. In the palace are many intricate, richly coloured murals depicting Hindu mythology and portraits of past royal figures of Cochin.
... I get home, whether I should go home early, how to make Johannesburg work and more.
Breakfast is a cold omelet, toast (they actually serve the whole loaf of bread, around 15 slices!), bread, jam, coffee and fresh pineapple. The pineapple had been sitting in a bowl on the table until just a short while ago. I eat about ¼ of the pineapple. It is delicious. And irresistible. I say a small prayer that they have not washed ...