Hello from southern India. Kerala is called God’s Own Country and it is all that. H ave toured Cochin, Munnar , Kottayam, and Mumbai. Here are a few photos from Cochin (Kochi) and Mumbai.
The iconic fish nets of Fort Kochi, in Kerala State in southern India along the Arabian Sea. The nets are thought to have been introduced by Chinese explorers when Kubla Kahn was emperor in the late 14th century.
Spices being loaded in Jew Town, Kochi, as a man on his bicycle passes by (below).
Victoria Terminus, a World Heritage Site, is an enormous train station in central Mumbai, where some 3 million people pass through each day.
Mumbai at night.
Time for Marsala Chai at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.
Next stop, the tea gardens in the Western Ghats.
Gorgeous photos as always. I love the blue shutters and the photo of you and Ron- looks like a great trip so far!
We’re home now and it was an incredible trip. We both got sick after we got back and are just now feeling human. Thanks for commenting, Letzia. I have a lot of catching up to do.
Sorry to hear you both were sick recently but delighted that your trip was wonderful!
Thanks, Letizia. 🙂
i’ve beeen toggling between your post and ron’s, but the slow connection has made it hard to view all of the photos.. many came through, though the comment wouldn’t go through on ron’s.. let’s try here!
thanks for giving us sneak peeks of your trip! z
Hi Lisa. Quite a trip and we both took many photos. Have a lot to catch up on. With your slow connections, thanks for even trying to get a glimpse of the trip.
i can’t wait – but i will have to.. but it will be an honor to view the posts in unhurried pleasure – hopefully soon!
Great to hear from you. Have a wonderful time and it’s so nice to see a few pictures of your travels.
Thanks, Debbie. Quite a country…architecture, history, religion, culture, etc. So diverse.
Wow! Wonderful! Next stop here, Byron Bay chai, a gorgeous blend from our (Aussie) north coast. You guys have whet my appetite! Oh, it looks so yummy where you are and so much fun! 🙂
Having quite the trip. Loads of pictures and stories.Bryon Bay chai sounds interesting.
Ron & Lynne – looks as though you’re having a fabulous time already! Just to illustrate what a small world it is, I think Shawn and I shared a pot of tea at that very table when we were in Mumbai. Wish you continued safe travels. How I’d love a thali filled with spicy fare right now. 🙂
I wonder how many of us have sat at that same table. Lovely surroundings and great tea. 🙂
Superb photos, Lynne. So nice to see the two of you. I love a cup of chai. 🙂
I must learn how to make it. Great trip. Home now, recuperating from being sick, but I could go right back if I could get a ride on Lisa’s magic carpet. Long flights…as you know…going to South Africa.
I must learn how to make chai. Great trip. The diversity of India is magical.
Your photos tell us you are having a grand time! Look forward to more.
PS: We lived nearly a decade on those tea plantations in the Nilgiris! My sister lived in Munnar even longer! 🙂
I thought the tea plantations created such a lovely landscape. I knew you lived on one but didn’t know for how long. I was glad to see that plastic bags have been banned from the region. Can you imagine the mess those would make? I really enjoyed our short time there. 🙂
Missed this one! You and Ron look great! 🙂
Thanks, Jo. We had a ball.