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Since we were both flying quite early on the 1st Jan, we didn't plan to be out too late and from the benefit of hindsight there was not much to do in Kochi on new year's eve. We visited the Jewish district and annoyingly were 5 min late to visit the synagogue there. There were loads of antique shops there which sold the most amazing pieces of Indian art - statues, knick-knacks, masks, jewellery boxes etc. It was actually a very nice area just to walk ...
... being a fraction of the price of a Brighton menu. It's the kind of menu you read whilst muttering, "Oh god yeah, that sounds good. So does that. Oh my god, and that too!" There's pretty much nothing on the menu I wouldn't like to stuff into my gob and wash down with a pot of loose leaf tea which they serve with milk on the side which is how the power that created the world intended tea to be served. True story.
... br> At 19.00 we started facing the truth. During the whole performance we managed to see two artists in colorful costumes and three half-naked musicians. The first artist was using his face mimic and body movements to express different kinds of mood. The artist was only rolling his eyes for the first five minutes. It was quite strange. Then together with the second artist they were supposedly demonstrating the struggle between the king and the demon. The first artist kept working with ...
... on Hindu epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata with preachy themes about righteousness and good prevailing over evil. Drummers accompany the actors who tell the story through precise movements, particularly hand gestures and eye movements and specific makeup. We went to an evening Kathakali performance, one that was interesting but somewhat lost on someone like myself who doesn't know the stories the dancers were supposed to be ...
... their English is not good enough to explain as they all seem some lovely caring people. Breakfast in a daze again, Peter and Jijo both remark on my weariness so it must show. I decide to go walking to clear my fuzzled brain, but just a quick march to the main road and back as it is clearly going to be a wet and cloudy day and it is spitting a little bit as I march along. No time to talk today, but I make lots of smiles and say lots of good ...