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Started early for a day's outing and first headed to the main boat jetty near the High Court. Although now there are bridges connecting most of the small islands, decided to take the ferry. Cochin is comprising of mainland Cochin or ernakulam area and many small islands scattered around the mainland. The major islands among them being Mattancherry …
... consisted of standing in the water (which was full of snakes) pulling mud onto the side then covering it with hessian. Tough job and many of the women looked very old!
During the trip we were told to visit the information centre and found out our trip to Munnar was cancelled due to strikes. That was disappointing as we were due to stay in a really nice little homestay in the mountains.
Next day we took a couple of local buses then a train to Valkara and the beach.
... due to alcohol!)
The next day we went to Fort Kochi and Shane found the Tea Pot cafe which he had visited previously with his mum (hi mum)! We walked to the Chinese fishing nets, and having just left the cafe, we understood what a monsoon is! Wet through to the skin, and it rained all day, while we visited the Synagogue and the Dutch Palace - both were unimpressive! Due to dodgy bellies, ...
... 10mins away from the airport when it broke down completely. The driver ushered us out but told us to leave our day bags in the car. Unsure as to why we said no and kept them with us. He took us to the back of the taxi and signalled us to push, while he got back in and tried to start the engine. So there we were, bags on our back pushing the taxi down a busy main road at 6.30 am. It was soon obvious that it was not going to work. He fiddled around in his tool box ...
... the sun and heat inside the museum, but spent most of our time in there drying out in front of the fans. Next was a quick visit to Jew Town followed by our first experience of a rickshaw.
We arrived at the sea front to have a look at the Chinese fishing nets, an ancient method of catching fish that is very labour-intensive and rarely used nowadays. We very much enjoyed the cooling sea breeze and so decided to walk along the coast for a ...
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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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