adventure of a different kind in kerala, southern india with #keralablogexpress – day 10

Tuesday March 10th

Tea factory. Art. More mountain roads and bustling Cochin. From misty sunrise in Munnar to fiery red sunset by the sea in Cochin. And lots of amazing food, a dip in the pool and some sitar music – yet another day of new experiences.

tea factory India
‘Four-stage leaf-cutting process is about to start’

I was surprised how different the tea production is here compared to nearby Sri Lanka – and as well for the fact that Indian prefer their tea milder, in a powdery dust format rather than as bags of finely chopped leaves.

Art Biennale
‘Loved the idea of this piece of art – timeline continuum of future predictions from mainly 20th century media media’

Luckily the roads to Cochin were wider and less scary, yet the views of lush hills, waterfalls and tea plantations were as breathtaking as on previous days. In Cochin we got to visit the Kochi-Muziris Art Biennale. As it only takes place every other year and only runs until the end of March, we were quite lucky to visit there.

Kochi Biennale

[Image courtesy of Cochi Muziris At Biennale}

The most memorable piece for me was the above compilation of predictions of how our future will be – based on data from older books and movies. Some of these thoughts were quite scary indeed!

Chinese fishing nets
‘ Sunset by the famous Cochin Chinese fishing nets’

A day starts with a sunrise and ends with a sunset. The Cochin sunset by the beach where the ancient Chinese fishing nets are (still) being used, is a perfect backdrop for a memorable moment like today’s. Add there a large number of stalls and other street vendors and you’ll get a good picture of Kerala’s largest city in full swing…

Disclosure: This trip was sponsored and part of the Kerala Tourism #KeralaBlogExpress 2 -initiative. All opinion expressed here are my own and are based on my personal experiences in Kerala. 


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