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Saturday, March 31, 2001
Kochi (Ernakulam), India
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Kochi (Ernakulam), India:
Latitude: 9° 58' 4" North
Longitude: 76° 17' 4" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 10171 miles
Lodging: Transit - Train: Kochi - Bangalore

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Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Kerala
Route: Train: Kochi - Bangalore
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1451
Linear Dist: 274743
Countries Visited: 75
Regions Visited: 283
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Hotels: 579
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 98
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4563
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Journal Entry:
Slept in a little bit then packed. We left our luggage, but checked out of the hotel around eleven. Since we missed the internet cafe last night we stopped by then went for our last meal in Kochi and together. We went back to Bimbi's, the yummy veg cafeteria place we went to our second day in Kochi. We ended up running a little late (my pocket watch seems to be loosing time) so had to rush back to the hotel then on to the train station. At the station we found out Amy's train had been delayed an hour and a half so we needn't have worried. My train was on time so an hour later I said goodbye and boarded the nearly empty carriage that had arrived from Kaniyakumari. After stowing my pack I jumped off the train to say goodbye again, but I couldn't find Amy.

After the train left I found out from the conductor that my direct train to Mysore wasn't, I'm going to have to change trains in Bangalore. I should arrive in Bangalore after 14 hours on the train at around 4:45 in the morning, then I'll have to wait until 6:30 to catch the three hour train to Mysore. It's going to be a long evening / night!

The ride was nice and I spent most of the time talking to a Indian guy who had lived in New York for four years (he was on his way to Bangalore for the Deep Purple concert tomorrow night!) and a German tourist who was currently living in NYC. Around eight I jumped off at one of the stops and grabbed a masala dosai from a station vendor then nearly missed the train, jumping into a moving car a few back from mine!


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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