When the lights turned on at 5.30 because we had stopped at a station, my eyes wouldn't open they were so puffy! I managed to wake up by the time we got to Delhi.
We had to ring the hotel as the station was so big we didn't know where we were supposed to meet our driver.
Our room we had to keep our bags in and have showers in was nicer than the one we stayed in! We had a standard breakfast except maybe downsized a bit because we had to pay. We then made use of the free internet facilities! Mr. Zahoor asked us how the tour was, and kept going on about writing his testimonial on trip advisor. When the woman interviewed us on camera for our review on the tour and hotel he said to make sure we mentioned his name and only say good things about it, and then asked whether we had and listened to it to make sure. I'd rather he just gave it a rest!
The time we had to kill at the airport went very quickly, due to a McDonalds McVeggie with cheese meal (Alice's Fanta was a disturbing bright orange) and an Oreo McFlurry for me and a banana and strawberry and butterscotch Baskin' Robbins for Alice. WE looked round the shops which included The Body Shop, Mango and Accessorize. It is easy to not spend money there as we're so used to India prices that anything more is shocking!
We were horrified to see onboard meals being cooked as we got on the plane (why didn't we learn our lesson from last time?!?) but still ate a bit so as not to waste it (beach days on Varkala are drawing nearer so this has to stop). After the train had landed in Chennai, and then taken off for Kochi again, we were served dinner. Thank god it was only a snack! The veggie option was like a croissant filled with a samosa filling. I saved the cake for another time.
Upon landing, we got our first prepaid taxi (I didn't understand what you had to do but it's so easy), although forgot to retrieve the booking conformation from the counter so had to stop off at an internet café to get the address for Honolulu homestay. It was dark by the time we got off the plane, but it's a lot hotter at night down South! Kochi seems a hundred miles from Delhi- it's a lot more westernized-which is definitely no complaint.