One Day – Cochin / Kochi, India – Asia Tour 2017

Cruise ship arrival, One Day, on a Budget, in Kochi / Cochin, India. Must see attractions included a Hindu temple, trying some Indian food, the beach with the incredible fishing nets, the Laundry and Jewtown, a jewish sector. Let’s go!

Kochi Street Life - India
Kochi Street Life

We quickly found a gentle young man who would be our taxi driver / guide for the day and negotiated a price of

New Mangalore, India in a Day – Asia Tour 2017

Only one day in New Mangalore, India? Arriving with a cruise ship? Prefer to see sites of interest on a budget? Follow me!

Roadside Pepper Sales, Children - New Mangalore, India
Roadside Pepper Sales, Bored Children

We arrived in New Mangalore, India with a plan; we wanted to see a few temples and have a little beach time.  Upon exiting the ship, we hightailed it straight out of the port on foot, thanking all of the overpriced taxis and tuk tuks for their offers, crossed the main road and waved the next bus down.

Bus Ride! New Mangalore, India
Bus Ride; Love the interior! New Mangalore, India

As we boarded the bus,

Goa in a Day – Asia Tour 2017

Goa – Tourism, Beaches and great Indian Food. Whether arriving by Cruise ship or by land, if you have only one day, here is how to do it on a budget!

Bogmalo Beach - Lifeguard. Goa, India
Bogmalo Beach – Lifeguard. Goa, India

Most prominently known for it’s beaches, Goa the western India state also has spice plantations and many churches from the Portuguese 17th century colonization which lasted until 1961. We decided to hit the beach and try some good eats!

Side Street in Goa, India
Side Street in Goa, India

We negotiated a taxi who drove us through busy areas caked in