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... street processions complete with elephants, drummers and flaming torches. We knew something was up - we had found enormous poos on the street that could only have come from an elephant, or a horse with a serious bowel problem!
One of the tourist highlights of Kerala is a trip along the backwaters, a series of lakes and rivers that run for hundreds of miles along the coast. You can do anything from half day ...
... s time to continue our tour and leave the church.
Slightly crestfallen at our fading interest he confesses that he has just completed a history degree and is training to be a teacher. Bless him… but while we are happy to play willing students every now and again, the clock is ticking and an hour’s visit to a rather bare church seems a tad excessive.
Outside Krishna points out various trees – sandalwood, turmeric and rosewood – as we apply ...
... Once settled in the captain pushed us off and began casually paddling us along the shore of the backwaters. [Aside: It was here that Rob floated the theory that the French girl had tuberculosis based on her dry cough and discoloured nails. This turned out to be unlikely after a WebMD search, but meant we all avoided her like she had the plague... or, you know... TB] Pretty soon we turned off into tiny little canals, our canoe would not have been able to turn around, that ...
... relocated back to Lisbon. Vasco apparently used Cochin as his base.
iv) Kathakali dancing - a very ancient form of dancing which has story telling as its central motive. We saw this in a very small (air-conditioned) theatre. This created some respite for us, as the weather was stifling. So humid here, you perspire and yet never dry out.
We conclude our day late: make a 2 hour road trip south to Kumarakom. A surprise pending.
... easily get into a slow rhythm here. Wake up, yoga, breakfast (muesli and milkshake) lie on the beach, some other form of Ayurvedic treatment, dinner (veg curry and paratha bread), beer (if you can find it). Seems like a holiday. The trouble is it doesn't feel like our sort of holiday, and what's more this place doesn't feel like India. It feels more like Jamaica and I'm not sure we need to chill out yet. There's more of India to see first.
Keep your peepers peeled for part 2.