I flew in to Cochin this morning where I'm staying at Le Meridian. It's a beautiful resort in Kerala, which is the south western tip of India. It's been a very relaxing day, with the best massage of my life and a nice afternoon by the pool.
Here's the description of the massage the hotel provided:
"ELAKKIZHI: One of the most relaxing and refreshing massages that you can enjoy. In this treatment, fresh herbs are cooked in Ayurvedic oils and packed into bags which are applied all over the body by experts. Very good for lubircating the joints and relieves backaches. Cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through sweat."
Below, the hotel lobby:
Last night, after having dinner with my Habitat For Humanity friends at the Leela near the airport in Mumbai, I went back to Nameeta's house for a few hours of sleep before Cindy, Smita, and I headed for the domestic airport for a 5:45 am flight.
Other pics of the hotel can be found at: