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  • Day13

    Fort Cohin

    August 25, 2019 in India ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    Siamo arrivati a Kochi, caratterizzata da un un'insieme bizzarro di influenze provenienti dal Portogallo medievale, dall'Olanda, e dalla campagna inglese. Essendo il fulcro artistico del Kerala , è uno dei luoghi migliori dove assistere agli spettacoli teatrali di kathakali E per questo non potevamo mancare allo spettacolo teatrale Narakasuram Vadham , famosa storia tratta dalla mitologia 'La storia degli dei' . Per fortuna la durata della performance è stata sopportabile ed è stata divertente per le mimiche facciali degli attori alla Toto', soprattutto il vedere roteare le pupille degli occhi a ritmo di musica da lenti a molto veloce in modo davvero surreale, giocare con le sopracciglia e muovere i muscoli facciali come fossero staccati dalla parte del corpo, a parte questo chiuso capitolo spettacoli indiani. ::))) Cena molto carina al Fusion Bay a base di pesce cotto nelle banana's leaf. Il giorno dopo abbiamo visitato il Mattancherry Palace, donato dai portoghesi al raja di Kochi nel 1500 in segno di amicizia, dove l'attrattiva principale sono dipinti murali hindu straordinariamente conservati; la sinagoga nel quartiere ebraico dove si possono ammirare un pulpito d"oro e un pavimento in piastrelle decorate con salici dipinti a mano originarie della Cina del 1700; infine le reti da pesca cinesi sospese retaggio dei commercianti della corte cinquecentesca, queste grandi strutture simili a ragnatele richiedono almeno 4 persone per far funzionare i contrappesi durante l'alta marea.Read more

  • Day12

    Mare profumo di mare

    August 24, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Ale e Samuele sono riusciti a farsi il bagno anche nell'oceano indiano divertendosi molto con le onde che si infrangono a riva. Io e Maty purtroppo in camera a recuperare le fitte dopo la visita di un virus intestinale veramente super indianoRead more

  • Day8

    Munnar, Kerala

    June 14, 2015 in India ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
    While stopped on the side of the road on the way to RRUP school in Ullanoor, a young lady from Riyadh approached me and two others, inviting us to an ongoing wedding ceremony in a nearby school atrium. I made my way inside and there were no less 250 people in attendance. All eyes turn to see the new pale guests. Of course, I get embarrassed and start ducking down. Before I can get comfortable, I'm ushered to the front to take video and pictures. The kids took a liking to the GoPro, so I let them take footage as I took pictures on their phones. Video to come later.Read more

  • Day3

    Fort Kochi, Kerala

    June 9, 2015 in India ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Jain Temple & Oldest Synagogue in British Commonwealth (1583). For my Jewish friends back home: locals would ask if I had yet visited the area known as "Old Jew Town" in Fort Kochi and seen some of the few Jewish individuals (60-70 total in the state of Kerala) that remain in a once highly Jewish district. It is as if that was likely to be my only chance to see a Jewish person. Obviously, they had never heard of Chesterfield, Missouri.
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  • Day5

    Kochi, Kerala (continued)

    June 11, 2015 in India ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Final day in Cochin, more pictures and videos to come. The cows on the road slowed us down a bit, but the downright reckless drivers kept us alert. Plus, some quotes I found written in a journal given to me as a gift from my whiz-kid sis, Clare.
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  • Day105

    Hello India. Hello Flick

    February 15, 2017 in India ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    We flew just 4 hours to Kochi from Bangkok. We landed at silly o'clock in the middle of the night, so we headed to a hotel for some kip before travelling onto Fort Kochi to meet Flick.

    So lovely to see a familiar face and we seem to fit straight into being a team, which is lovely.

    Fort Cochin is a bustling port with seafood a plenty with scent and spice shops everywhere.

    We spent two days exploring the international art festival and the evenings were spent eating scrummy vegetarian curry and paratha breads, washed down with my new favourite lime soda with syrup.

    During our exploring, we met a British couple who were in India for a year. Collette has been doing Anusara yoga for years and invited us to one of her classes at a arty cafe the next morning. It was amazing. I have done yoga before, but this was different. I felt revitalised afterwards and emotional. Like something good, positive had happened. She recommended a course for me to do when we return to London. I am absolutely chomping at the bit to make this yoga practice part of my life. It made me feel so good.

    Another person we met was Aaru. A rickshaw/tuk tuk driver who helped us find our basic digs for £2 a night. He also organised a backwater trip for us and helped us on our way to Varkala.

    First impressions of India so far is INCREDIBLE . Anything is possible and the people are so friendly and inviting.
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  • Day16

    Fort Kochi

    January 21, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Am Morgen fahren wir mit einem local boat to „Fort Cochin”*. Auch hier bin ich im Rahmen einer anderen Südindienreise mit Intrepid vor eineiigen Jahren schon mal gewesen. Generell ist „Fort Cochin” eher touristisch geprägt. Es gibt viele Hotels und Restaurants. Aber der indische Charme ist glücklicherweise noch nicht ganz verloren gegangen. Der Fischmarkt ist definitiv authentisch und liegt unmittelbar am Wasser, wo die Fischer mit ihren kleinen Booten anlanden. Ich habe hier die meisten Filmaufnahmen gemacht. Interessant war auch die „Dhabi Khana” Wäscherei. Seit 1720 existiert die. Zu dieser Zeit wurden hier bereits die Uniformen der Holländischen Armee gewaschen, getrocknet und gebügelt. Interessantes Detail: Die bügeln hier mit einem eisernen Bügeleisen, was mit Kokosnuss befeuert wird (siehe Video). Wir haben dann noch eine jüdische Synagoge und den „Dutch Palast” besichtigt. Für mich waren der Fischereihafen und die originelle Wäscherei die Highlights. Mittags haben wir sensationell gut Fisch gegessen und schlendern jetzt noch durch „Fort Kochi”. Der Name ist etwas irreführend, denn ein Fort gibt es hier schon lange nicht mehr. Gegen 17:40 fahren wir mit der Fähre zurück. War ein guter Tag.

    *Fort Kochi (Portuguese: Cochim de Baixo "Lower Kochi") is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. This is part of a handful of water-bound regions toward the south-west of the mainland Kochi, and collectively known as Old Kochi or West Kochi. Adjacent to this is Mattancherry. In 1967, these three municipalities, along with a few adjoining areas, were amalgamated to form the Corporation of Cochin. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. The territory that would be later known as Fort Kochi was granted to the Portuguese in 1503 by the Rajah of Kochi, after the forces of Afonso de Albuquerque helped him fighting the forces of Saamoothiri of Kozhikode. The Rajah also gave them permission to build Fort Emmanuel near the waterfront to protect their commercial interests. The first part of the name Fort Kochi comes from this fort, which the Dutch later destroyed. The Portuguese built their settlement behind the fort, including a wooden church, which was rebuilt in 1516 as a permanent structure, today known as the St Francis Church. Fort Kochi remained in Portuguese possession for 160 years. In 1683 the Dutch captured the territory from the Portuguese, destroyed many Portuguese institutions, particularly Catholic including convents. The Dutch held Fort Kochi in their possession for 112 years until 1795, when the British took control by defeating the Dutch. Foreign control of Fort Kochi ended in 1947 with the Indian independence. A mix of old houses built by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in these colonial periods line the streets of Fort Kochi. St Francis Church was built in 1503 by the Portuguese as a Catholic church. Vasco da Gama was once buried in this church which now falls under the Church of South India and is one of the national monuments. Santa Cruz Basilica, also built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, was later destroyed by the British and rebuilt near the end of 19th century. The landmark that causes more public and visitor interest is a series of precolonial Chinese fishing nets on the waterfront, believed to have been introduced by Chinese traders in the early 14th century.

    Editiert am 03.05.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day15

    Kathakali dancers in Kochi

    January 20, 2019 in India ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Ich habe die Performance der „Kathakali dancers“* bereits vor einigen Jahren gesehen, als ich schon einmal in Kochi war. Ist sicher große Kunst, aber ist auch stark gewöhnungsbedürftig. Außerdem sieht man als Zuschauer nur Touristen. Das ist nie gut. Sei es drum.

    *Kathakali (Malayalam) is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kathakali is a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of India (Kerala). Kathakali's roots are unclear. The fully developed style of Kathakali originated around the 17th century, but its roots are in the temple and folk arts (such as Kutiyattam and religious drama of the southwestern Indian peninsula), which are traceable to at least the 1st millennium CE. A Kathakali performance, like all classical dance arts of India, synthesizes music, vocal performers, choreography and hand and facial gestures together to express ideas. However, Kathakali differs in that it also incorporates movements from ancient Indian martial arts and athletic traditions of South India. Kathakali also differs in that the structure and details of its art form developed in the courts and theatres of Hindu principalities, unlike other classical Indian dances which primarily developed in Hindu temples and monastic schools. The traditional themes of the Kathakali are folk mythologies, religious legends and spiritual ideas from the Hindu epics and the Puranas. The vocal performance has traditionally been performed in Sanskritised Malayalam. In modern compositions, Indian Kathakali troupes have included women artists, as well as adapted Western stories and plays such as those by Shakespeare.

    Editiert am 02.05.2019
    Text von Wolfgang
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  • Day109

    Viking Spirit

    April 2, 2018 in India ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    People ask us why we love Viking. This morning luggage had to be offloaded for the folks going on an overland excursion. The general officers worked alongside the room stewards to haul luggage off of the ship. Love Viking’s team spirit.Read more

  • Day126

    Kerala - a green paradise

    December 4, 2019 in India ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    India, a dream come true :)
    A country so big and full of new impressions waiting for us to be dicovered.

    We did our first steps in this completely different world in the capital of the state of Kerala - Kochi.
    It couldn't have been a better start. India received us with open arms with its southern tropical weather, and friendly and colourful people. We visited Basheer, a Couchsurfing friend I met in Oman some years ago. He explained us about his social projects in his neighborhood. A traditional Kathakali performance showed us how intense gestures and facial expressions can explain you a whole story without any word.
    Heading to the biggest tea plantations of India - near Munnar- we experienced for the first time how long a bus ride in India can be.
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