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Travel Blogs from Maradu
... We basically ripped his laptop from his hands to check our results, left him completely bewildered as we cried and hugged as we each found out that we'd PASSED 4TH YEAR!!!!!! What a relief.
We then finally got on our delayed flight (I guess everything happens for a reason) to Cochin where we landed a couple of hours ago and are currently hanging up Mozzie nets in our lovely hotel, ready to explore tomorrow!
... drive thru the towns. Did get to see elephants but couldn't ride one. They weren't having rides today. Drove back to Cochin and saw temples, and old churches. Took us to a spice market and several other shops. then to the beach and fish market. saw the Chinese fishing nets. Back to the ship at 3:30. has to be on board by 5:30.
Cochin is a very pretty city with palm trees, beaches and ...
... for 90% humidity). The streets were crowded, confusing and everywhere we went we were harassed by street vendors. It is a pitifully poor place and yet the people seem very friendly.
Our tour guide was very keen to keep us all together so it was difficult to “shop for gifts” but I had foolishly expressed a desire to buy a Judy Dench “Marigold Hotel” outfit to my mate ...
Namaskaram. A jampacked day with my guide and driver Peter, who is very nice, he makes me chuckle. The people here are so friendly. He has taken me to lots of places that are quite touristy and made the shop keepers and waiters not hassle me, he has done all the bargaining for me. I have learnt some tips for when i fly solo! He is looking after me very well. We saw all the sights in Kochi today including the famous chinese nets ...
... wallahs. We also saw the Chinese fishing nets, supposedly brought by traders from the court of the Kublai Khan, and which feature in more ads for Kerala than anything else, although usually at sunset.
The Queen Mary II was here for a day, and all day we saw Cunard crocodiles of cruisers making whistlestop visits to the sights ... this was India in a day! The ship ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center