India where Beatles visited. India where Steve Jobs stayed. The dreamland of hippies!
Some loooove India while others hate.
According to my personal statistic data, women tend to like India and men don't.
So, am I gonna like it or not?
I flew in Cochin, Kerala, South India.
"When you arrive in India, get yourself ready for being pulled or chased by taxi drivers!", said everyone who has visited India, but nobody actually came close to me at Cochin Airport as if people couldn't see me.
I felt kind of lonely, actually.lol
The only Indian guy who talked to me just took me to the bus stop and left without asking for money or inviting me to have tea...
Am I really in India? hahaha
After I arrive at Fort Cochin, I went to a hostel, which I found on hostelbookers website, but it was full.
I walked to look for a place to stay carrying 15kg backpack, and finally I found one.
The owner of the hostel barely spoke English, but he was kind.
Then I grabbed "meals", a set of curry and rice, on the street. I literally "grabbed" it using my right hand.
I AM ALIIIIIIVE!!!!
I felt my backpacker blood came back to me after six months.
I have to find something to eat by myself and I have to find a place to stay by myself on the spot. I am under pressure, which gives me a thrill and I love it. I am a back"pervert", not a backpacker maybe.
I found a goat eating a poster...yes, this is a scene that I expected to see in India.
Cochi is a cozy small town where you can find everything you need but it's not too crowded. I think this is a good place to stay for long. (Unfortunately I don't have time this time though.)
70% of tourists are locals and 30% are Westerners. I didn't see single Asian tourist...
Spice! Spice! Spice!
A local man is reading newspaper.
Cochi is full of art. Art biennare was going on and I found some cool cafes. The streets look nice as well, and I enjoyed strolling. This town reminded me of Penang, Malaysia.
This is the famous Chinese Fishing Net. I found lots of seafood at the port.
Beach and saree.
A juice vendor. The juice was so sweet that I thought it would melt all my teeth...
People in Cochin are really nice.
I stayed in Cochin only one night and took train to Goa.
It's 800km away and takes 14 hours, but the cheapest class (Sleeper Class) costs only 550 rupees...I was so curious how it would be, so I got the ticket! I am excited!!