From the moment we left Cochin airport you could feel your senses soaring. The smell of spices mixed with wood smoke. The noise of the hundreds of motorcycles and cars all jostling for space should have been frightening, but we found it exciting.
As we had planned our trip in advance we had nothing to worry about, our driver was young (always helps) very helpful and courteous.
One of the first things we noticed was the lush green, and this continued throughout our trip. The government is trying very hard to clean up Kerela, nothing was sold in a plastic bags. Yes we did come across miles of rubbish in some places, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
The people were friendly, nothing was to much trouble. We only came across one person begging, he had to walk on his hands and drag his under developed legs behind him, he gave us a beautiful smile.
Not at anytime did we feel threatened, or pressured to buy.
We keep seeing signs saying KERELA GODS OWN COUNTRY, if it’s beauty you are looking for, then yes it is.
Lastly I would like to thank Judi for coming on this trip with me, John and I took my Mum to India just before her 80th birthday, not that I am that old yet, so appreciate what a liability us old ones can be. Where to next I wonder, haven’t been to Cambodia or China yet, watch this space.