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Mar 25, 2007 - Sweltering Cochin, India

We docked around 8 a.m. and our tour left at 9. It is a sunny and very hot (90) and humid (90) day...fine inside the air conditioned tour bus, but oppressive outside. Cochin is a seaport in southwestern India, on the Arabian Sea and in the Malabar Coast (sounds so romantic). Coconuts and fish are their main export products. Over 1 Million people live here. The total population of India now tops 1 Billion. The Portuguese were the first Europeans in the area in 1498 (Vasco de Gama), followed by the Dutch and then British. In 1947 Cochin...

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