Alleppey Bikers.

I’d moved south from Fort Kochi an area of Cochin in Kerala heavily influenced by its early Portuguese rule as you can tell by much of its architecture to Alleppey known as the Indian Venice. I don’t think anyone has ever seen any Gondolas going up and down the canals but boats there are aplenty.

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Alleppey house boat.

There are two ways people normally see the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. One is a day trip on a boat going around the backwaters clicking away with your camera as you pass little villages living on the edges of the canals and waterways. Another is one of the Continue reading

Trains, trains, trains. pt2

Despite my better judgement me and my mate Josh had decided to get a train from Alleppey back to Cochin. We had a plane to catch the next day and the train just seemed to make sense. After a bit of confusion at the ticket counter (Here Indians seem to bobble there head in response to questions. If there is some subtle difference in said bobbling to meaning yes/no or bugger off baldy I have yet to figure out. I suspect if you just flicked their ears they would bobble.) we got our tickets and jumped straight on the train as the ticket assistant had bobbled us to do.

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Goodbye sunny Alleppey. Back to Cochin.

We found an empty compartment and settled in. Facing the train I had known the sea was Continue reading

Trains, trains, trains. pt1

“You have got to go on a train in India.” said just about everyone I know who has been to India or even just have an opinion on the matter. Ok. Sounds good I thought as I seem to believe just about everybody and there pet dog sometimes instead of using my common sense.

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The best way to go by rail.

I was lucky enough once to get put in a first class carriage going up to Edinburgh. Larger and more comfy seats, free Continue reading