India Part 2 – Kochi and Train Travel in India

Elderley man in India
Elderley man in India
Kochi/Cochin

One delightful place we visited on our trip to India was Kochi, also known as Cochin.  It is a seaside city and very busy port on the western side of India.  It was lovely to walk down by the sea and watch the fisherman looking after their Chinese nets (an old tradition brought there many years ago by the Chinese). Continue reading “India Part 2 – Kochi and Train Travel in India”

India Part 1 – Chennai, Bangalore & Kerala

The other day I was cleaning out a cupboard when I came across a rather gaudy looking photo album I had made after a trip to India.  As I flicked through the pages fond memories of the days I spent in this wonderful country came back to me.  India has aways had a mystical and exotic appeal for me and so, some years back, when I had the  chance to travel to India I jumped at the opportunity.

Blue dye textiles in Chennai, India
A man goes about his work with textiles in Chennai, India

I was lucky enough to apply for and attain a fellowship with the Asia Education Foundation (Australia) and as it was funded by the foundation I only had to pay $500 for the whole trip.  This was not a solo journey, however, but a journey with a group of educators which took in tours of schools and the chance to meet some very interesting people. Continue reading “India Part 1 – Chennai, Bangalore & Kerala”