I had heard so much about Kochi but didn't quite know what to expect, to be honest. Kerala has been promoting itself (they even have their own commercials on TV!), and I was mixing the image of the commercials of Kochi along with other information I get from the guidebooks. So, I was expecting something between a luxurious Hawaii resort, historic New Orleans, and swampy Florida town (wherever it would be).
Again it took us much longer to drive down to Kochi from Tirupur than Google Maps told us. And, in conjunction with the confused Nokia Drive application that was running on my hubby's new gadget, we got lost again. We entered Kochi area from the northeast near where our hotel was supposed to be. So, we didn't have to drive all the way down to the center of Kochi or to Fort Cochin for that matter, but when we noticed we realized we were in Fort Cochin.
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Instead of going out to the beach area, which looked rather crowded (just like any other part of India), we decided to stay in the resort and relax. The hotel also offered a nice dinner course, so we both had a very wonderfully prepared dinner at the resort.
Next day, instead of getting up early and heading down to Fort Cochin for sightseeing, we slept in, had a late breakfast, and just enjoyed time passing by (which we hardly ever can do in a daily life) until noon. gG was also very calm and happy surrounded by nature. [...to be continued]