Hotel Abad Plaza
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... a price, and ask about postage at the post office. The seller was lovely and packed it up for me, and even asked for a selfie with us. In the evening we gotta tuk tuk to a performance of kathakali dancing (the Keralan tradition dance form). Before the show we watched the performers put on their makeup in the courtyard outside the hall. Considered one of the oldest dance forms in India, Kathakali is a combination of drama, dance, music and ...
... 3 of us talked more about ourselves and got to know each other a lot better...since wehad just met at breakfast lol. Pia is a gap year student so she just graduated high school and is going to Brown in RI next year. And Daichi is from Canada and nowww I have another friend to see and finally go to Canada! I don't know if I mentioned before but Rachelle (the girl I traveled with Day 1 of India is from Canada too!) So we got to this little village area and just started walking ...
... in Asia. It was a private residence until 2002 when it converted into a boutique hotel. Vasco da Gama stayed here, as did St. Francis Xavier. The place is decorated in the colonial style (that would be the British colonial style), and we have all decided we could stay a month or so here.
This evening we attended a cultural showcase of traditional and regional dances. One of them, the Kathakali, is very old, stylized dance form that resembles Noh ...
... and a few men) were doing the washing on the banks and all you can hear is slap, smash, slap as they beat the clothes on rocks. Many stand in the water to do the washing. The sound echoes across the waterways. Fields beside the channels have been recovered from the waters and are farmed below sea level. It was very pretty and peaceful.
After seeing the Kettuvallams we decided that as much as we disliked the Pagoda Hotel it was probably preferable to a boat. We saw lots ...
... In the evening it was arranged for the whole crew to have sundowners - Caprahana's on the bridge (or mango juice for those not drinking) @ 17:00. Then after dinner many people got together on the foredeck for a singsong. I arrived a bit late after the beers had been in thick flow for a while. Interesting lyrics from the captain/ cadets and bosun's mates - not the sort of thing for voyage crew ears! Evening singl opsond on foredeck at anchor and ...