Fort Kochi - the last stop
Trip Start Sep 19, 2012
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Behind the nets are plenty of stalls selling souvenirs, food and of course fish. Had a really good banana fritter and french toast and chai for 10 rupees (R1.70). Finally managed to check in and crashed till the afternoon. had an evening stroll along the breakwater and watched the sun set. Even after six months in India I still cant understand why the locals litter so much and ruin some really beautiful places.
The next day caught the ferry across the harbour to Ernakulam. It cost the grand some of two and half rupees (about 40c). Massive big harbour with plenty of ships coming in and out, each one have to watch out for all the small boats. Unfortunately Ernakulam is just another noisy, dirty city and not much to see. watched some real dodgy tattooists operating on the street. No sterile conditions and using batteries as a power source.
Have decided to make my next stop Sri Lanka. I do not know too much about it and have not seen any guide books so it is going to be a bit of an adventure. Managed to find a travel agent who has booked me ticket so now I have 2 days to relax before I depart
Well farewell India. It has been an incredible 6 months and there is still so much that I would like to see. The contrast has been amazing and I have seen some awesome places, meet some fantastic people and eaten some brilliant if not interesting food. Travel through India is very tough and there are constant delays and frustrations but it has all been worth it. There were times when I really wondered what the hell I was doing and why was I subjecting myself to this hardship and the next day something would happen and my spirits would lift and I would realise that this is traveling. What an adventure.
Sri Lanka here I come