Southern India 2019 – 9

Wonderful news, a lie in as we are not being collected until ten o’clock! Needless to say that we were up in good time and took the chance for a final walk along Kochi Beach by the Chinese Fishing Nets before breakfast. Today is our final drive with Bala who has been with us ever…

Southern India 2019 – 8

So here we are already at the eighth day of our holiday in Southern India, how time flies! Today for the first time we are completely on our own with neither driver nor guide and the whole of Cochin at our disposal and Mrs Sixwheeleer has shopping in mind. An early breakfast so that we…

Southern India 2019 – 7

I’m not much liking early starts and today we were up again at the Crack fo Doom to be ready for our transfer to Cochin (Kochi). We have along drive ahead of us , not so much because of the distance but from the road, a very good road indeed in terms of the surface…

Lisbon 2018 / 3

Thursday 8 March 2018 A bit of culture and a lot of food… Firstly my apologies for the delay in getting this posted but our journey home was a nightmare (see next post) and there’s been a lot of rugby that needed to be watched since we got home. Anyway… Second full day had been…

India 2015 – Day 10 Boating

How nice, a bit of a lie in. After a delicious breakfast we were collected and driven about an hour and a half from Kochi to the jetty at Alleppey to board a houseboat for a cruise and overnight stay. Houseboat cruising has become a big tourist attraction in the area where there is a…

India 2015 – Day 8 Head South Young Man

I’ve said it before and will probably say it again but I don’t like early starts! Today we left the Royal Heritage Haveli hotel at six in the morning which at least meant it was cool and the roads, amazingly, were empty. A short drive took us to the airport where we reluctantly said goodbye…