GLOSS Issue 2 ( July / August 2017 ) - Page 58

WA N D E R L U S T A Day In Cochin Explore the city in a day with Anamaria Asurdoaei A s soon as you land in Cochin, or Kochi as some call it, you find yourself in an India totally different from what we are used to seeing on TV. Cochin is a major port city in the Indian state of Kerala. People here are free spirited and enjoy a stress-free lifestyle. You have two options on how to go about your time in Kochi; either you go with the flow, or you waste months planning things when in actual nothing would go according to the plan. Let’s face it, when things are spontaneous and catch us by surprise, the sense of adventure is stronger. I personally chose the first option and hired a tuk tuk so I could explore the city in the most authentic way possible. One thing you must know as a foreigner to the country is that you must bring your best negotiation skills along. 46 48 58