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... martial arts show. One of the coolest things we saw in Cochin was the laundry. Our driver was getting some laundry done and we went with him to pick it up. Dhoti Wallahs rent a space in a large shed with wash basins and counters for ironing and they either pick up their clients' laundry or people drop it off. Everything is hand washed, line dried and ironed. There aren't any claim checks, just people with very good memories. We stayed at a small hotel called ...
... and a lower deck. It probably seats about 150 people. The smaller ones seat less than 50. They come around to make sure we have our life preservers on and that they are properly fastened. They are very meticulous about this. I learn later, from Mr. Cyriac, that one of these boats capsized in September, 2009 and 45 people died. A British couple staying at Pepper County was on the boat when it capsized. They helped to save a number of other ...
... leg room... I now know exactly where my tailbone is located... (its easy to find it when you're seated on old patent leather vinyl bench seats which really have no padding left in them, on top of a sheet of steel).
We did finally get a 3rd bus which was relatively empty and made it through VERY wind-ey roads (the kind where you understand why they have metal holy 'poop' bars on the back of the bus seats and if you don't hold on you will be across ...
... tigers. All in all, it's a nice and easy hike and it feels good to do some walking after spending so many hours on various trains and buses and auto rikshaws over the last weeks. Surya is a funny guy, who gives us all names he can remember (rather than sticking with our own names) and entertains us with stories about the reserve and it's inhabitants. After the hike, we'll go get some snacks in the sanctuary cafe, which are promptly taken of us by ...
... I am now sin free and have a clean slate to begin again.
* It is, truly, a gazillion degrees. It was 101 the other day with humidity to match. I've never felt such heat. It's worse when I have to take my shoes off to go into a temple...sometimes the floor is boiling.
* I went to see another Bollywood movie. This was a really cheesy sappy love story. We laughed the whole way through it. All the dancing and singing, just too funny.
* We went ...
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