We have agreed that I will stay on in Cochin until Wednesday night and Richard will leave Monday morning and ride the bike to Bangalore. It is a journey of about 550km and will just be a ride to get there - not a sightseeing and stopping to enjoy the places journey. I can resist that pleasure and will instead take the train and meet Richard in Bangalore - a sign that I am fully independent :-)!
While he was here, however, we tried to see the many sights of Cochin and on Sunday took a 10-15 minute ferry across to Enakulum for the grand cost of 2.5 rupees - about 10c.
|Ferry to Enakulam - the engine|
|State Bank of India 0 Cochin|
|The whole building|
|Clock tower for Synagogue (hidden behind wall on left)|
We ate out that evening in an area called a "food court" It was actually a row of about 6 little cookout stalls, all attached to each other, that offfered very similar menus, the main attraction being that they would cook the fish that you brought them. So we went down to the fish stalls along the seafront and bought a kilo of tiger prawns which the restaurant then cooked for us. Scrumptious! Strategically placed right at the fish vendors tables were young men - again - who would offer to cook as soon as you got within a few yards of the stall. What with the vendors calling out for you to choose their fish and the waiters intent of getting you to their cooks, it was an entertainment in itself.
|Another feast of seafood|
|Wendy's "home" while Richard rides|