|Walking the streets in Fort Cochin.|
|All dieties welcome!|
After resting for a couple hours, we went back to the Hotel Marina balcony and, even tho it didn't serve alcohol like, we were coming to discover, many places in Fort Cochin, it was relatively unpopulated, despite the throngs of people on the street in front of the building who were waiting for the ferry. Anyway, we enjoyed a round of tea or three while we played the Catan Dice Game and waited to hear from Madja. The heat made it burdensome to move about, so it was nice to just rest sit in the shade, drink tea, and watch the world go by on the water.
Later that evening, we met up with Madja at a hotel near the hotel in which we were staying. The hotel only served beer and, as Madja wanted wine, we left to look for another venue to spend the rest of the night. None of us were really hungry from the large late lunch we had eaten earlier and, after settling on a nearby hotel restaurant and bar that was quite crowded and piping Christmas tunes, we ordered a bottle of Indian wine to share. With everyone else around him eating, Vito felt hungry and ordered chicken lollipops. Madja had brought Vito a wind-up tuk tuk, which kept him occupied for a majority of the evening. It was Vito's only Christmas gift, and Vito had become a great admirer of tuk tuks since our trip to Sri Lanka many years ago, so Madja really couldn't have selected a more perfect present.