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Jan 29, 2006 - Madurai & Fort Kochi

India is growing on us everyday! We finally know how to find nice hotels and are having a blast eating delicious Indian feast everyday. During the past week we have seen several places in Southern India with different historical and cultural importances. The pace of life is still fast, but not nearly as frantic as Calcutta. We have seen old colonial fortresses and 5 star hotels in Chennai, formerly known as Madras before the name was changed a decade or so ago. There we visited the cathedral for Thomas, one of the apostles of Christ that...

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S&D's Asia Tour

Jan 9, 2006 - To Cochin

9th January 2006 Our objective of a safe breakfast of boiled eggs- untouched by human hands, butter-less toast and black tea ended up with boiled eggs carefully peeled and cut into halves, buttered toast and a wonderful aromatic cup of strong Indian tea mixed with sugar and milk. Squeezed the five of us plus driver into the five seater bus and off to the domestic airport which is new , 50' ceilings , marble tiled and one had to produce an air ticket to get into the building. We travelled Jet Airways to Cochin (Kochi) and arrived at the...

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Jan 3, 2006 - Le Kerala, la perle de l Inde

Le Kerala, etat du sud-ouest de l Inde. 1ere visite: KOCHI. Ville cotiere, ideale pour le repos et la visite. Apres notre deception a Mysore, nous craignions vraiment de retomber dans ce meme genre de ville, bruyante et polluee. En effet, lorsque nous sommes sorties de la gare apres plus de 15h de trajet, le pire etait en face de nous mais heureusement sur le conseil d un francais que nous avions rencontre 2 jours auparavant a Mysore, nous avons immediatement pris le ferry pour nous rendre a FORT-COCHIN, une petite peninsule a l ame...

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Dec 15, 2005 - Cochin, India

Cochin, India Cochin was another great day, Bill and I both feel very comfortable in India for some weird reason. We spent the time on our own again, this is our first cruise so we really can't compare; however for us the cruise is not bad but we would never take the excursions, they are just too bland and don't give you any real feel for the country you are visiting at all. We went through the taxi and tuk tuk gantlet and found a great guide for the day. In Mumbai we were in an air conditioned taxi and this time we got the little...

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Nov 27, 2005 - Cooking Lessons and Detox

I arrived in Cochin, and immediately felt in love with it. The people are friendly and laid-back. Cochin is a former Portugese colony so there is an equal number of Christians, Muslims, and Hindus. Its really hot, and humid. It is in south west India on the Arabian Sea. I have two goals for this area. Learn to cook Indian food, and have an Ayvendic body detox. Cochin looks like the perfect place to do both. After 2 afternoons of cooking lessons with Maria, my Indian repart includes: dahl, vegetable korma, 3 types of chapati, masala fish...

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Nov 27, 2005 - Fort Cochi, Kerela

Further North again, we headed for Cochi and more specifically, the city's island of Fort Cochi. This island was a very strategic and important asset in the far east with respect to the spice trade. As a result, this city has throughout the decades been occupied by a multitude of Europeans (Portuguese, British, Dutch, etc), the Chinese, and Middle Eastern traders. As one of the largest cities of Kerela, Cochi gave us a great opportunity to take advantage of the regions well known Ayuverdic Therapy (mostly done through massage) and...

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Nov 27, 2005 - Cooking Lessons and Detox

I arrived in Cochin, and immediately felt in love with it. The people are friendly and laid-back. Cochin is a former Portugese colony so there is an equal number of Christians, Muslims, and Hindus. Its really hot, and humid. It is in south west India on the Arabian Sea. I have two goals for this area. Learn to cook Indian food, and have an Ayvendic body detox. Cochin looks like the perfect place to do both. After 2 afternoons of cooking lessons with Maria, my Indian repart includes: dahl, vegetable korma, 3 types of chapati, masala fish...

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Nov 6, 2005 - Off to Southern India

Sorry guys that it has been so long since our last update. Craziness and lack of fast internet connections!! So we managed to leave the throngs of aggressive fans behind in Mumbai and have headed south to the Kerala area. We decided to spend a couple of days in a place called Kochi. These few days turned into almost a week because we liked the area so much. Although when we first got there we found that we were both harboring colds that we picked up on the 33 hour train ride down. We stayed in a Portuguese home that was over 100 years old...

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Nov 4, 2005 - India-Kerala in the South

Holy Cow! What an incredible and diverse country, and Fort Cochin is a great way to spend our first week in the fabulous world of extremes, contradictions and contrasts known as India. Having been here four years ago, we feel this country is the greatest culture shock of any place we have ever been, but Ft. Cochin in the medium size city of Cochin is small potatoes (curried, of course). It is a charming spot with a great deal of character in the southern state of Kerala, which is the state with the lowest population, highest literacy rate...

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Oct 29, 2005 - Kochi - Kerala - India

Dom - The trip down to Kochi involves (in chronological order) a rickshaw, a local bus, another local bus, an overnight coach, a 10hr train, a ferry, and a rickshaw. By the time we were on the train I was at the beginnings of a fever. Stupidly we had embarked without a seat number. I stood for the first hour feeling weak and dizzy. I knew I wouldn't be able to stand for 10 hrs. I found Stally a seat somewhere by telling someone that my wife was very sick and could she share their seats but it was me that turned out to be ill. My hands and...

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Sep 23, 2005 - Kochi (Cochin)

(click 'show all 10' to display all photos and double click photo to see a bigger version) My introduction to India (after a brisk 'airport only ' stop in Delhi) was Kochi (Cochin), the capital of Kerala state. This was the joining point for the Intrepid tour I had booked on. Kochi is a fascinating city - an international mix full of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences. Portuguese architecture, traditional Chinese fishing nets and a strong Jewish community resident in the historic Jewtown. Kochi is spread over several...

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simon goes global

Sep 20, 2005 - Cochin - things are looking up

After the delights of Gokarna we bundled ourselves onto the first train going, and at 3am found ourselves in a rough and ready sleeper car heading south to Kerala. 17 hours later we got off the train at Cochin, not really knowing what to expect. What we found was a relaxed, attractive and relatively peaceful city. We stayed in Fort Cochin, the site of the old Portuguese settlement, which had subsequently fallen to the Dutch and then the English. Given this mixed history you might expect a pretty diverse community. Cochin is pretty evenly...

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