This post is for those friends who hold that our trip is one unending immersion into deep, authentic and original cultural experiences.
In the last 24 hours we have been at our hotel in Kochi, enjoying such luxuries as clean bedsheets, well functioning wifi, warm showers and having personal space. We missed a Kathakali dance performance (this would in fact have been genuine high culture) due to a common Indian experience of many people telling us different things, and posted times being incorrect.
So we took a rickshaw back to the hotel, ordered stuffed parathas and lassis from room service, played cards and watched a James Bond movie. It was an awesome night.