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February 24, 2015

Kochi – A Portugese Influence!

The Spice Route, Kochi, Portuguese colony

Kochi (Cochin) known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, first occupied by the Portuguese in 1503 was the most important and perhaps the most oldest Spice trading center. The earliest documented reference dates back to 15th century by a Chinese voyager named Ma Huan.

Until date the architectural influence from the Portuguese era on the city is very evident. The first day I arrived at Kochi was very sultry (about 30°C) and it took me a full day to get adjusted to the heat. So din’t really travel much except the areas around. We stayed at a lovely ‘home-stay’ on the Fort Kochi Road from where the beach was only 5 minutes away and also a few “touristy” shopping streets like Princess Street, Bastian Street, Berger Street and you must try out some street food on the Tower Road.

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 What I wore was this cotton dress from the brand ‘W‘, paired with a grey sporty sling from Adidas and for a pop of colour added this simple canvas ballet shoes from North Star. The idea is to always keep it simple, especially when the heat is unbearable 😉

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  1. Lovely photos! kochi looks fantastic! I’d love to visit some day BTW I’m finally back to the blog!
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  2. Chaicy, I want to go to Portugal for my first trip and then hop over to Spain… the one and two countries I want to visit… they both sound so beautiful to me… I would love the heat… when I go, I will remember to wear very light material clothing for the heat xox

  3. I love your dress! great photos!
    kelseybang.com

  4. Olá bom dia look e imagens maravilhosa amei a postagem

  5. Beautiful picture. I can feels the heat there. Love the popped of green here:). Thx so. Much for visiting my blog.

    Hope to see you again there.

    Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

  6. cute pictures…. I’m sure you would have had fun there.. seems like a lovely little place indeed

  7. Wow your pictures are amazing! I love the rich history behind Kochi and how you complemented the story with the beautiful pictures. Great post! 🙂 xo~ Lena
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  8. Really pretty pictures, and I love that dress!
    Melanie @meandmr.com

  9. looks cool & i like your outfit!

  10. wow what a cool place to visit! It looks amazing! Love your outfit and shoes as well ♥

  11. These are some beautiful pictures and your outfit look great.
    GlamupGirls

  12. it such beautiful place in kochi. and i love your outfit, simple but beautiful tho!

  13. once again, the ignorant me had to google Kochi to find out exactly where it is. 🙁
    you got some really nice pictures there! i like the one you took the from the front of the boat and out into the… swampy river. and nice ootd too! good choice of shoes colour to make your entire outfit pop!

  14. Great pictures, reminds me of my recent trip to Kerela. I would your super comfy dress and the simplicity of the styling.

    Gig Love
    – Heena, http://www.icynosure.in

  15. Nice pics 😀
    MAkes me want to travel too on my next vacation ^^
    Nice post 😀

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  16. I love the dress. It looks so comfortable. The background was also quite interesting. You should post more of these kind of blog posts

  17. I love that place ! Been there before. Love how you paired it with the shoes ! Gives you that sporty chic look GigLove

  18. love ur shoe..look so casual and fun!

  19. Those are some really nice pictures! Love the dress you wore! Pretty =D

  20. wowiee your shots are absolutely amazing! you are such an incredible photographer! x
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  21. good to have some geographical knowledge! btw, I love your dress! It looks so comfy.

    GIG Love,
    http://greenstoryblog.com

  22. Great pictures. I really like your dress! Looks like a great place to visit.

    GIG LOVE | The Life of Leeshastarr

  23. Kochi is a lovely place. I unfortunately got to spend only one day there and that too for a meeting 🙁 but I plan to go there for a vacation soon 🙂

  24. You have amazing photo! Thanks for sharing. Never hear of Kochi before.

  25. nicol

    i love the dress! and the pop of green is lovely

  26. I love the look of your dress; it is perfect for hot summer day

  27. Lovely outfit! i definitely have to visit this place someday! 😀 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Gig Love,
    -Siew Hui, http://3verythingilove.blogspot.com

  28. such a nice photo and lovely place to visit
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  29. Those photos look awesome. You are giving me vacation fever.

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  30. Love how laid back your dress is. I would totally wear it as well. I can imagine dressing it up or dowb

  31. I really like your dress! I’ve always wanted to go to Portugal 🙁 The culture really fascinates me!

  32. The sultry weather there in kochi, well adapted outfit for that, must have been nice to visit the beach, its a great place to be in.

  33. Sucha lovely serene place …. I love how you paired it up everything for super chic sporty look x

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