We got the overnight bus to Mangalore from Goa and then the train from Mangalore to Cochin, which seemed like a great idea at the time but turned out not. The only train tickets that were left were for standard carriage, the tickets cost about 70p for 12 hours and you could not get any more people in the train if you tried, it was rammed and have to admit I felt a little unsafe. So after 5 hours we got off at a town and booked a night bus from Kannur, this was allot better and even managed to get some sleep.
Got to Cochin about 6 in the morning and headed to a place called Green Woods Bethlehem, rickshaw driver was a t*** who took us there, he drove to fast and made us smash our heads on the roof, so Anna shouted at him, and then when we got to green wood he demanded money from the owned for bringing them custom, Twat.
Green wood's was really nice and a very friendly family ran it, it was more like their home and was surrounded by a lush garden and this made it very easy to chill out after the long journey.
Cochin was a great place, very peaceful and very beautiful, you can spend hours just walking around the streets and chatting to the locals. In the evenings we headed to see the famous fishing nets of Cochin. The nets are just like big cranes that dip in and out of the water netting small fish each time and the structures provided a great view to watch the sun set by. The local fish is great here and you can get it straight from the fishermen and take it to the restaurant that will then cook it for you, I and Anna had tiger prawns and squid, yum yum yum.
We spent a few days in Cochin just relaxing before heading up to Munar