It seems like we are constantly moving. Probably because we are. This trip is exhausting and a lot of work but so far exceeds all expectations. We've moved on to the state of Kerala; South western tip of the country. Very Balmy. We're staying inside a fort again, we like that. A major flood in AD 1341 created one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Cochin (Kochi) thus became a haven for seafaring visitors from all over the world and became the first European township in India passed from the Portuguese to the Dutch to the British. Not that anyone reading this will give a shit. Cochin is a dream compared to some of the other places we have been. Small and quaint, but still fun. Mostly Portuguese architecture in an old fishing port.
We spent some more coin here for a nice room. A cool old house with a/c and even a spa. See Geoff - B Can splurge on me now and again. All for the bargain price of $28 a night. We spent last night down by the water and the fishing nets. There you can buy fresh seafood and the "fish mongers" will cook it for you. Yum. After a few of our favorite Beers, we befriended the owner and his buddies and ended up playing cards with them all night and closing down the place. Even had one of them greeting the Ladies with, "How you Doin'?" Joey Style.
Some dinner entertainment at our Guesthouse (did I say the video is now crap?)
We absolutely love this place. Anyone who has spent more than a few days in India knows that its larger cities are so awesomely crowded that they can draw the life out of you if you let them. One of the key pieces of advice for leisure travelers is to find one of the rare places that doesn’t feel like a subway station perpetually at rush hour, and Fort Cochin is one of those places.
We are fisherman now . The Chinese fishing nets - Cheenavala in Malayalam - is believed to have been introduced in Kochi between 1350 and 1450 AD. Each fishing net is operated by more than four fishermen and is made in such a way that the weight of a man walking on the main plank is enough to cause the equipment to be pulled down into the sea. Fishing is usually done in the morning and early evening. If you are nice they will let you help.....
As more innovative fishing methods are taking over this is becoming more of a tourist trap than an actual fishing process.... but its still fun to do.
Funniest thing ever! We were nabbed by a film crew for an Indian TV show on Night life. It was Hilarious. In the interview they asked "if we were LOVERS" and asked us to kiss on camera. Brian's comment was, "Yes, we ARE lovers and we make love often!" They asked us "if we liked Discos" and "how many bottles of beer it takes us to get drunk". The Last question, "where did you learn to be so trendy"?. hahahahaha Laughed hard because as you can tell from our pics, we look like hell when we travel. Not much effort there.
Its funny here. The TV is so cheezy. Its like watching real life Saturday Night Live skits. We saw one commercial for "Light and Handsome". A product that is suppose to make men's skin lighter. No kidding.