Tuesday, 20 January 2015

~ South India Trip 2015 ~

We arrived safely in Cochin, Kerala after a long journey. We have started to get our bearings and know our way around a little. After 2 days of relaxing, tonight we start a 2 week tour of South India with G adventures. 

We managed to find a bar and relaxed playing a card game called Fluxx last night after eating dinner at the Mangotree Restaurant. The portion sizes are way too big for my appetite but my other half does ok.

Before coming to India I made a travel journal from Stampin' Up's new large Kraft notebook. It's decorated using the retired traveller stamp set, a tag from my stash and current patterned paper. My aim is to try and keep notes along the way. Probably just bullet points and I'm going to stick in business cards, receipts etc... to create a unique but interesting journal.


We have just come back from a fantastic cookery class. We saw it signposted and then checked it out on Trip Advisor. Maria's Cookery Classes get a great write up, if you are coming to Cochin I highly recommend them. Here is her dining room table covered in most of the ingredients we need to make 4 vegetarian dishes.

We both loved the beetroot curry! So unusual. We will definitely try to make it at home. She explains why they put the different spices in and about some of the culture. We sat and ate as much as we possibly could and have had to come back to the hotel for a siesta.

After our group orientation we went for a walk along Fort Cochin's front to see the Chinese Fishing nets as the sun started to set. It was great to see all the locals buying and selling fish. We then enjoyed our first group meal together.

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