OFF TO KERALA FOR A VISIT

We took off for a quick trip further South to meet up with our dear friend Dr. Bobby (our ND and family doctor). We added a new travel sleeping experience by traveling on an overnight sleeper bus.  

Here is where we travelled by bus. It's a long way! 

Here is where we travelled by bus. It's a long way! 

 

Waiting for the bus in Pondi. We were all tired - it left at 10 pm. 

Waiting for the bus in Pondi. We were all tired - it left at 10 pm. 

In the morning. The ride was almost 10 hours. It was great to be able to sleep. 

In the morning. The ride was almost 10 hours. It was great to be able to sleep. 

Dante on the bus. 

Dante on the bus. 

Here we are at the Kochi railway station (which is actually called Ernakulam Junction) waiting to take a local train to Alleppey (also called Alapphuza). The ride is about 80 minutes and cost all of 145 rupees ($ 2.90 CDN) for all three of us.  

Here we are at the Kochi railway station (which is actually called Ernakulam Junction) waiting to take a local train to Alleppey (also called Alapphuza). The ride is about 80 minutes and cost all of 145 rupees ($ 2.90 CDN) for all three of us.  

The trains are so cool. This car can be a sleeper car or seat car depending on need. Seat on left has backrests down to make one bed and on the right side of the wall the backrests are up to make two seats. 

The trains are so cool. This car can be a sleeper car or seat car depending on need. Seat on left has backrests down to make one bed and on the right side of the wall the backrests are up to make two seats. 

And a cup of really nice South Indian masala chai on the train - yum yum. 

And a cup of really nice South Indian masala chai on the train - yum yum. 

Lots of interesting things to see from the window. 

Lots of interesting things to see from the window.