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... elaborate hand gestures which are accompanied by a musician playing a tabla and singing plaintively.
We leave Cochin on All Saints Day and hundreds of people clutching flowers are queuing to get into the churches and cemeteries. A two hour drive takes us to the Kerala back waters and in a wide bottomed punt we are taken to our man-made island hideaway. The working farm has several delightful cottages and the peace and quiet is most welcome. ...
... setting and head for a cold kingfisher before going to pack. I pick roast chicken which sounds like it will be mild, it's not!!! It states roasted in coconut milk with added spices, I can taste a hint of coconut!!! But it's nice and the salt and pepper ochre are divine. Having chosen to sit outside this was the wrong move as with the heat inside me and the heat outside it's now uncomfortable!!! Earls chicken tikka masala is much easier to ...
... will stop there.
My next stop was to an ayurdevic centre, as Kerala is the home of ayurdevic massages. Although for best results an ayurdevic massage should be done on the whole body from the scalp to the feet in order to get the most benefit, I opted for just my back, legs and feet as a result of my hair situation!
The massage, done by an elderly lady, used a lot more oil than I was expecting, but given that an ayurdevic massage ...
... stuff. At 10, we left the resort to go back to Kochi. On the way, I put on music and slept. Then we stopped at a tea shop to buy some tea and spices.
After we left the tea shop, the ride back to Kochi was one of the worst of my life. I didn't think I would survive even 3 hours. But then we stopped for lunch at the same restaurant we ...
... vypin island. gita wasn't thrilled with this option because we have big and heavy luggage (we didn't back for the life on the move), but i assured her I'd be responsible for getting our bags on the ferry.
After shopping, walking, sight-seeing, eating in Ft. Cochin and Mattancherry, we took the ferry home. We decided to find out the schedule for vypin island ferry, so revisited the government tourism office we had stopped at yesterday. The ...