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... the exciting drumming from the Hindu temple on the opposite shore and the sunset chorus of a thousand birds, unseen for the most part. We share the farm with just two others, Jess and Toby on a pre-honeymoon holiday. Over a few meals we swap our stories and in the small world way of things discover Jess was born in Kingston. A tour of the farm reveals many fruits we have often eaten but never seen their tree of origin.
It is a one night stay ...
... the spice markets that had every spice known to man! It's a bit different seeing 80 lb sacks of cardamon or black pepper berries, as opposed to a small bag we get back home. The spices are shipped to markets all over the world, just like old Vasco, who died and was buried in the local church, only to have his bones dug up 15 years later and shipped back to Portugal!
The town has a number of interesting sites to visit, like the oldest ...
... they wanted the scraps, so we made a quick departure. We hired a friendly and talkative tuk-tuk driver to take us to the Dutch palace which housed ancient murals of Hindu gods and told the stories of their faith. It was pretty remarkable to see, but sadly most of the exhibit seems to be falling into disrepair. I hope they can preserve what is left. Our tuk-tuk driver waited for us outside the palace and was happy to have us back. His auto rickshaw has probably seen better days, ...
... from jackfruit timber and made waterproof with coconut fibre. Stretching out into the bay is a row of traditional Chinese fishing nets, which are suspended on as lender timber poles. The daily auction was underway as we passed by. We could not miss out on having a drink at a typical Indian bar so found our way up the dark staircase to the drinking area, following which a short walk took us to a small family run restaurant. I ordered the house specialty - coconut prawns - ...
Welcome to Kerala: God's Own Country proclaimed the signs as we touched down in Kochi, South India. Quite which God they were referring to I'm not sure, as Kochi is a veritable mishmash of religions. Here in Kochi, the oldest church in India, built by the Portuguese, sits beside Hindu temples, mosques and a synagogue, stood in what is known as Jew Town, despite there being very few Jews left. The Muslim call to prayer, which woke us ...