World Trip 2015: Day 10 – Delhi to Kochi, India

Highlights: Kochi Beach with locals showing off!

Today was the start of the second part of the Highlights of India tour which is also offered separately as South India – Kerala Dreaming 7 day tour.  To get there this meant being in hotel lobby at 3.15 am.  Luckily, or rather unluckily, that wasn’t a major problem due to my stomach problems.  Imodium just isn’t doing the trick or maybe it is which is why things are ‘mild’.

I did all I could to make sure that the Air India flight, that left Delhi at 5.35 am and arrived at 8.45 am, was ‘incident’free and thank goodness I succeeded.  Unfortunately Air India lost some bags from another G Adventure group but not mine luckily.  It took around an hour by private car from airport to our apartments (9.30 to 10.30 am).

Even in that 1 hour I could see the difference from North India.  The environment is obviously more tropical and green.  The weather was a little ‘colder’ at 35 but way more humid.

Around 4 pm the weather suddenly changed to a thunderstorm.  I was to learn later this has been happening for a few weeks, hot during the day, thunderstorm near dusk.

Our Chief Experience Officer for the next 7 days is Sajin Basil.  There are only two other passengers, Kanae from Japan, and Andrea from Switerland.  So a very small group.  We went of a very informative short orientation walk that included the local beach.  As this was Sunday lots of locals were here and quite a few showing off with backflips and handstands.

The walk told me that the people are happy here.  There were no hawkers or beggars but there were lots of smiling kids.  Now to get get my stomach in order.

World Trip 2015 Photos

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