Jew Town in Cochin
Cochin Travel Blog› entry 7 of 26 › view all entries
We headed to Kochi from the home stay with a boat and bus ride - about 3 hours. In Kochi we set up in the hotel and the girls went to get henna while me and the boys went down to the harbour to see what there was to do. Not muh - lots of indians wandering along the promenade - a bad smell from the sea - probably from indian toilet stops in it - indians piss and shit anywhere that is possible - and then we went and found a wicked local cafe style restaurant and after some confusion paid for our food at the counter - gave our drink and food receipts to different people, and got our wares from each repective person! It was pretty tasty and dirt cheap. This is what I had been expecting on the trip, and it was much more fun to eat with the locals - esecially now we were braver with what to eat!
That night we went to see the Kathakali dance - check the pictures.
Afterwards we went to another 5* hotel for an expensive dinner I couldn't afford. There was a pizza hut on the same steet - wish I'd gone there! Didn't do much after except go back to the hotel - watch braveheart - and knock my mole off my arm on the light switch. Great!
Next day we left mainland Kochi for Fort Kochi - a wicked man made island that actually had character and charm. I really liked this place- little streets with antique and misc shops. We visited a beautiful synagogue, the maharajas summer residence, and a church, as well as seeing the chinese fishing boats. We went for lunch at a cool little art cafe full of backpackers - and got pumpkin soup and a veggie toastie for about one pound!
Had to do the rounds for some family xmas pressies, seeing as the stuff was good and this was a port town.
This time we had the upper class sleeping carriage on the train - much better. People cant wander through and its air onditioned rather than pen windowed with fans. Slept much better and felt safer too. Nice. In the morning we were already in Mysore!