Grand Hotel Cochin
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... then, opening it up to see that it really was a statue. He sent me to the tailor shop down the road, saying to hurry because the PO closed in 30 mins. The lady wrapped and wrapped and wrapped it in tape until I only had 2 mins to spare, and I scribbled the address on it quickly and ran to the office. Same clerk... Just as unhelpful. There is no name on the receiving address, and the sending address is ...
... there. We said the same and she said next time she comes to the US to visit her sister she will contact us so we can all meet up in NYC We're officially Facebook friends too so we will always be in contact! When we arrived at the airport we had another and even harder goodbye to Tutsa! Ah he took such great care of us during our stay in India! We would have been completely lost and probably broke from all the scams we would have feel for if it were not from him! What a wonderful ...
On the road from the Backwaters to Cochin, Martin raised a number of difficult subjects, starting with sati, the practice in which widows are burned on their husband's funeral pyres.
Sati dates back to the 12th century when waves of Muslims invaded India conquering as they went. Hindu warriors, a very high caste, donned their wedding clothes and went out to battle and to a sure death. The women built fires, and, not wanting to be captured, ...
... of masks on the face, meditation and decorating of the floor around where the play will take place.
Drummers and singers accompany the actors who tell the story through their precise movements, particularly mudras (hand gestures), facial expression and body language. Words are rare. We were given a demonstration of the movements and meanings before the play started but they are so ritualised they are difficult to remember or identify. For example sadness is ...
... school. But eventually we must have had 15 children and young adults with us, so with a cry of 'Aunty' (the way they call older ladies) we were taken to see the flowers, Jono, Kieran and I, it was actually an old quarry at the back of their homes, and an excellent play ground, then off to climb even higher no the other side, to a cashew nut orchard and mango trees. I had problems climbing in trekking saddles, but most of the children were ...