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Nov 5, 2004 - Fort Cochin

Fort Cochin Hey Yall... Here I am in Fort Cochin (Kochi) where Portugal began their trades with India in 1503. As you can imagine the town is truly Portuguese with its signature architecture of first floor verandas, high ceilings and red tiled rooftops. It has European feel as it brought me a lot of flashbacks of what I had seen in Lisbon in 1987. Dutch as well as English also influenced Fort Cochin as they subsequently took control from Portuguese in early seventeenth century. Wandering around this tree-laden town was a great respite...

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Oct 28, 2004 - Train to Cochin

Sarita and I have spent the last few days at an Indian health resort recommended to us by friends. I've had two body massages, a steam bath and de-stressing oil treatment (has to do with my head so don't get any weird ideas). I must admit, that the first treatment was a little 'different' for me, getting butt naked in front of my two male therapists and then doning a small loin cloth and then lying down on a wooden palette and being covered in scented oil. It was fine though and was quite nice. We also had consultations with an ayurvedic...

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Sep 7, 2004 - Touring Kerala

2 nights in the floating room on the backwaters and it was time to head to Kovalam to relax and shake off the rocking motion we had strangely become accustomed to. The beach by Kovalam was perfect for people watching, stuffing ourselves with seafood and most of all shopping!! Neha could be found bargaining with the shopkeepers for all sorts while Kiran watched the world go by. Days could have easily become weeks here if we had not promised to return to Trivandrum for a couple of nights. We arranged a day trip to Kanyakumari, the...

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Apr 12, 2004 - Mysore - Kochi

We decided to miss out Mangalore as we couldn't be bothered with another big city, with high prices and very hectic. We arrived in Kochi at 7:00, after what was meant to be a 12:00 hour bus journeys. But the driver seemed to be on a mission, as we left an hour late, and arrived 2 hours early. After this we have decided that we definitely hate bus journeys with a passion. The journey from Mysore took us through the western ghats which are a set a of coastal mountain ranges, with a lot of wiggly roads, I think all of us felt a bit sick at one...

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