The town of Kochi is very tourist oriented which has its pros and cons. We ventured away from the tourist center and met some friendly people and goats. The juxtaposition of old and new is apparent everywhere but the Chinese fishing nets near the new harbor seemed to visually define it best.
Yesterday we made the 7 hour drive to the hill station, Munnar. Our hotel was an additional hour on an unpaved road that we had to switch to a 4 wheel jeep to reach. The location is so beautiful it is difficult to fully comprehend even while being here. We have a 2 bedroom cabin somehow, I think they were not booked so they upgraded us. We tried going on a bit of a hike today but the leech that attached itself to Matt and the one that tried climbing into my shoe deterred us a bit. We are enjoying some down time away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Tomorrow we head to a houseboat which will be a phenomenal experience through the backwaters of Kerala.
On our drive up the mountain we stopped for a snack and to hang out with these guys. I got a little too close and the mom growled at me.