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Visiting Cochin, India

I first visited Cochin, India (also known as Kochi) while working onboard the Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship in April, 2013. Cochin is used to tourists and therefore it's quite easy to hop in a Tuk-Tuk, sit back, and simply allow the driver to take you to all the hot spots without hardly speaking a word. But if you're up for practicing some Hindi, Chalo! (Let's go!) would be a good start.


Wendy and Tuk Tuk

Friendly Tuk-Tuk


One stop along the way is a tour of the Public Laundry.

Public Laundry Dhoby Khana

Cochin Laundry

Another stop are the Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Cochin.

Chinese Fishing NetsChinese Fishing Nets

Indian Woman selling Jewelry along the harbor.

Indian Woman Selling Jewelry

Children playing in nearby playground. Little boy about to get a spanking, whoops!

Children Playing

Spice Market

Spice Market

Dal Roti for Lunch


Ramesh, Co-Owner of Dal Roti

Ramesh, Co-Owner of Dal Roti

Butter Chicken and Paratha

Chicken Tikka Masala

Gulab Jamun for dessert.

Galub Jamun

Inside Dal-Roti

Inside Dal Roti

A local bus.