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... which the ladies decided to wander around, since it was the first time they had been there, for most of them. Jack, Mo, Shawn, and I were tired of shopping, however, so we decided to do some more scooter exploring. The four of us headed further down the coast than we had gone yesterday, and drove through some intense rush hour traffic to a narrow bridge, leading us to the mainland. The views from the bridge were quite spectacular, as well, and we quickly turned around and went ...
... opportunities from the tourists "helping" them raise and lower the nets.
Evening found us at the Kathakali Theatre, arriving early to observe the artists being made-up for the show. The show is based on the hand and facial expressions, each meaningful movement creates a story. A pre-show demonstration of some movements showed how they express Hate, Joy, Surprise, Sympathy etc. ...
... South Indian breakfast--Delicious dosa and the freshest pineapple. The kids swam in a lovely pool and the we got into the car for a long ride to Munnar. It was a long tiring drive but so worth it! Beautiful Munnar is incredible--lush tea plantations look like velvet carpets wherever the eye can see. The Spice Tree hotel was a lovely boutique hotel with great service and some special touches. They had a coffee shop that serves great authentic tea and delicious chocolate ...
... chilly mango and wild rice on a banana leaf was also delightful. Best day so far.
A note here for most random person I've met thus far on this trip - David from Galicia in Spain, who accosted / followed me to my guesthouse in Alleppey, then didn't stop talking all afternoon about this and that, and was seemingly pretty excited for the backwater tour. He then disappeared at 5pm with instructions from this Russian bloke about where ( a hotel something or ...
... excellent, even if I didn't get a stocking (no chimney in my hotel room you see).
Asher's lowlight: The state of Kochi's beach/waterfront area. It looked and smelled like a landfill.
Ben's highlight: Walking through the door in our hotel at Goa after some long flights and taxis to be greeted by 4 friendly faces and a Kingfisher Strong (my new favourite beer).
Ben's lowlight: At the time, definitely the train.