Category Archives: India

A Stroll through Fort Cochin

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The first visual tour of Cochin takes us through the heart of Fort Cochin. This was the site of the original Portuguese fortified settlement here, which was subsequently expanded by the Dutch, and then taken over by the British. This … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-7: Cochin (Kochi)…Verdant Gem

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Leaving Colombo, we head north, rounding the tip of the Indian Subcontinent to attain what was once known as the Malabar Coast – the south-western coast of the peninsula, facing the Indian Ocean. For millennia, the Malabar Coast has seen … Continue reading

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The Bungalow on the Beach, Tranquebar

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In Tranquebar, I stayed at the excellent Bungalow on the Beach, run by The Neemrana Group. It was the closest one could get to a Grand Hotel in the town, and I wasn’t disappointed. The origins of the building aren’t … Continue reading

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The Tamil Quarter, Tranquebar

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From the Danish Quarter of Tranquebar, we amble down Post Office Road to explore the Tamil Quarter.  Like in Pondicherry, the Tamil Quarter is also segregated into a Hindu Quarter and a Muslim Quarter. The walk down Post Office takes … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Danish Tranquebar

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In this first of two walking tours of the historic Danish town of Tranquebar, Dream Of A City literally takes you, the reader, down King’s Street – the high street in Tranquebar – where we point out the main sights. … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-5: Tranquebar (Tharangambadi)… Danish India

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To the south of Pondicherry sits a somewhat laidback and half-forgotten port city, which for more than 200 years, was the capital of a modest Danish colonial empire in India. This is the city of Tranquebar, or Trankebar in Dansk. … Continue reading

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Cities and Travel… at the Museum

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When I first started work one of the things I was determined to do was to take my love for cities and for travel into the museum, on the understanding that CITIES and TRAVEL were two things that resonated strongly … Continue reading

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