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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Mercy Kochi
Although the location is bit weird, the hotel is well managed and very nice rooms. Food is good and can enjoy a nice candlelit dinner on the rooftop overlooking the shipyard.
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The next morning was an early start to get to Alleppey. Here we had booked a house boat to travel along the backwaters of Lake Vembanad. It was a tough drive. All drives in India are exhausting. Imagine playing an electronic car game where you as the driver weave in and out of traffic as you push to get to the front of all vehicles. To help you achieve your goal you continually use your horn to advise vehicles ahead of you that you intend ...
... orifices, bashing him around the head with it and generally putting Punch & Judy to shame, with much OTT groaning and bellowing from Baha. It takes the demon forever to actually expire his last, accompanied by a cacophony of ear-splitting drums and much wassailing from the narrator, but finally he does and everyone shoots for the exits. We're running late for our dinner reservation but it transpires we needn't have worried.
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... and tourists. From experience we have learnt that it is far more interesting to mix with the locals as they are far more entertaining and chatty., We had been warned to get there early if we wanted a good seat (or indeed a seat at all). The race was supposed to kick off at 2pm so by 12:00 Bryan was getting really impatient to get there so off we went. We arrived far too early so we found some shady steps to sit and wait and were soon joined by Sandi, ...
... catches were very little these days and the nets existed mainly for the tourist attraction. We were fortunate enough to have a go at pulling one of these huge weighty nets in to and out of the water.
This was the first time that we decided to try a homestay. We stayed with Aboo and his family who were very welcoming. The room reminded me of staying with family in Malaysia so I felt at home! In the morning we were given ...
... Lunch is in one of the many roadside shops, Marsala prawns today. Then I wander around the bay area, there are about 10 Chinese fishing nets here. Then head to the Dutch cemetery and the Maritime Museum. All very interesting. Home for a shower and change of clothes. Then back to the centre of Fort Kochi (about .5k) to watch the sun go down and then head into town. I find a bookstore where I purchase a couple of cook books, time ...