Backwaters - Day 1

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Backwaters - Day 1

Post by david63 » 16 Nov 2014, 01:52

The drive today was about one and a half hours from Cochin to the jetty where MV Vrinda was docked and waiting for us. The ship, when full, only has 16 passengers but we are lucky as there are only six of us. This ship is like no other that we have ever been on in that there is a constant supply of food (all included). The chef comes round twice a day to take your order for lunch and dinner – it is almost like having your own personal chef.

Once we were on board and the normal formalities dealt with our lunch order was taken before we got under way for our first trip along the Backwaters of Kerala. This was such a serene cruise and the scenery was quite remarkable. The sight of rice and houseboats racing up and down the backwaters all added to the experience.

Once the ship returned to its jetty (it comes back each night as it is not allowed to sail after 18:00 as it affects the fishermen) we were treated to musical performance of Kathakali – a traditional form of dance in this area which is a mix of dance and mime. The performance was mesmerising.

That is day one of our three night cruise.

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Re: Backwaters - Day 1

Post by oldbluefox » 16 Nov 2014, 13:49

Sounds fascinating David. Looking forward to your return and seeing your new dance steps.

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