Friday, December 12, 2008

Kochi and Varkala

How can I tell you how much we are enjoying India!
Kochi is an old fort and trading town, part of the spice trade originally. Peaceful. beautiful and we did a cooking/eating class there much to Phil's chagrin originally--he is now a convert to actually working a little more for his dinner.
Car down to Varkala, on the Arabian Sea where Phil is taking a dip while I sort out our next leg; some things you need to book in advance when there is a big pilgramage on, as we have realized. We have a 3.30 a.m. flight that takes half an hour and is deemed international so we have to be at the airport 3 hours prior to time because of teh terrorist threats!!!!!!!!
Food is absolutely stunning still. Fabrics and tailors everywhere and we are in wedding season here--the jewellry stores have to be seen to be believed, they are like huge supermarkets with gold, stones, diamonds, pearls....I am in shock.
Will write next from Sri Lanka

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