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Day trip to Fort Kochi – Final stop

Posted: 21st August 2014 by j_claird in News
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From the church we walked across the street, through Vasco da Gama square and down along the sea.  Dotting the beach are the land fixed famous Chinese fishing nets.  It is said the the nets were first introduced by the Chinese Explorer, Zheng He on one of his many trips to India.  These nets are only […]

Day trip to Fort Kochi – Stop THREE

Posted: 21st August 2014 by j_claird in News
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It was only a short walk down the road to see St. Francis Church.  St. Francis Church was originally built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in  India.  The Portuguese explorer, Vasco de Gama, was the first European to reach India by sea – thus linking Europe to Asia which increased the spice trade. The Portuguese (Catholic) […]