Backwaters of Kerala

Two weekends ago we went house boating in the Backwaters of Kerala. The views of the canal, exotic palm tress, watching people go about their daily life, the fresh air and eating big prawns was a good experience. The houseboat itself had a lot of entertainment (except cable TV obviously). The two rooms had AC too for a comfortable sleep.

On the way back we stopped off at Cochin. We went to the Jew Town area where there was a Synagogue and European looking cobble stoned roads. In the past the area has been occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. We had lunch at a French restaurant. I ate a something ‘de Normandy’ … all I remember was that the sauce had a thick mushroom flavour, very French and delicious!

Photographs courtesy of Peter.

The type of boat we were on
The type of boat we were on

The living room
The living room

Enjoying the breeze
Me enjoying the breeze

Palm trees galore
Palm trees galore

Pete & Jeetandra
Pete & Jeetandra

Big prawns
The prawns we ate for dinner

Our captain
Our captain

Arrr, matey! What’s that over there?
Arrr, matey! What’s that over there?

A view going down a canal
A view going down a canal

Jew Town
Jew Town