Tag Archives: Kochi

Kerala Folklore Museum in Kochi

Posted on April 5, 2020 by Toothpicker

When I was doing my research on Kochi before my trip, I wasn't too bothered about visiting the main attractions, but one museum was written on my to-go list. If you are interested in architecture, ethnology, history, folk arts and crafts, then don't forgo the Kerala Folklore Museum.
Upon arrival, you are [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Folk arts & Mingei, India, Indian art, Kerala and was tagged with architecture, museums, traditional crafts, folk arts & craft, India, Indian craft, Indian art, Kerala, Kochi

Broadway and Ernakulam market in Kochi

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Toothpicker

I love visiting local food markets when I travel, so I asked my homestay host to recommend one. She recommended Broadway and Ernakulam market, where there are fresh fruits and vegetable stalls, as well as shops selling spices, fashion, fabrics, and homeware etc. I took a ferry from Vypin island to Ernakulam [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Photography, Shopping, Travel, Markets, Street life, India, Kerala and was tagged with Food & dining, shopping, Food markets, street life, India, Kerala, Kochi

Cooking & homestay on Vypin Island, Kochi

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Toothpicker

Chinese fishing nets at Vypin Island
I think the rise of Airbnb has contributed to how we travel these days. Now even traditional b & b and homestay have opted to list their accommodations on Airbnb to increase competitiveness. I have had both positive and negative experiences using Airbnb, and the negative experiences [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Architecture, Photography, Cookery, Travel, Street life, India, Colonial architecture, Kerala and was tagged with Food & dining, architecture, cookery, Colonial architecture, Architectural conservation, street life, India, Kerala, Kochi, churches, Vypin Island

Street art & graffiti in Fort Kochi

Posted on March 29, 2020 by Toothpicker

Meydad Eliyahu's "Red Crown Green Parrot" project for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 in Jew Town.

If you walk around the streets of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, you are highly likely to come across many street art pieces created by local artists. In the past, people often referred to artists working in the streets [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Street art & graffiti, India, Kerala and was tagged with graffiti/ street art, India, Fort Kochi, Kerala, Kochi

Colonial architecture and churches in Kochi

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Toothpicker

St Francis Church
I love architecture and I am particularly fascinated by colonial style architecture. In Fort Kochi, you are likely to encounter numerous built in Dutch and Portuguese styles, including many beautiful Portuguese churches and cathedral.
Heritage hotels
I chose to spend the first night at a mid-range 3-star heritage hotel by the Chinese [...]

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