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Travel Blogs from Kumarakom
... s drama set to music. To my mind it looked oriental, what with the large bright costumes and OTT make up, and it was certainly odd, though captivating. The stories are very simple (love and revenge seem to be involved a lot) and are mostly about fast drumming while the actors strike dramatic poses. That doesn't do it justice i don't think but i find describing art very difficult! Hopefully the pictures help a little. Max & ...
Gita and I had agreed that we would alternate with daily updates to the blog. Then we had a long travel day on monday, yesterday was too exhausting, and I knew today would be our day. Only to open the blog today and realize that Gita had out-blogged me by several entries. Hah, I am making up for it today!
Short post because I've already written a couple. More photos from another day at Ft. Cochin and Mattancherry. I seem to be having daily ...
... impressive Mysore Palace, a construction encrusted with a staggering 96,000 lights, commissioned in 1897 and completed in 1912.
After my last day with the tour, I braved the extremely queasy six hour taxi ride from Mysore to Calicut in order to catch a train back to Kochi. For entertainment, I kept count of the number of men I saw peeing by the side of the road. In six hours, I spotted seven. Following this was, hands down, one of the worst evenings of ...
... Arabian Sea coast and is 140 miles long. Together with the Thomas' we shared a houseboat, a cook, an engineer and a captain. For 3 hours we lounged around on the boat as it made its way up north to meet the two Fasil's who had driven the cars to a meeting point. In someways the backwaters reminded us of the Amazon. Many boats, people living off and on the river, tropical vegetation and a ...
... Beach, a really beautiful white sands beach. When you look out to sea there is nothing but water and a couple of fishing boats-so cool! Met a group of Indian guys who were able to direct us in the right direction and shared a tut-tut with us as well.. then the inevitable happened and we stood for ageeeees having pictures taken!! (not as bad as when I decided to go swimming-big mistake!)
The bus ride back to Vypen in the afternoon was ...
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