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…

India 2015 – Day 9 Fort Cochin

When Vasco da Gama, the great navigator, and his Portuguese ships arrived at Fort Cochin (now Kochi) in 1499 there were already Arab and Chinese spice traders here. For the first Europeans this place was of particular interest as it has a wonderful natural harbour and many spices were more valuable than gold. Da Gama…