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Cochin, India

Good news all around

sunny 104 °F
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Good news! 1) No pirates yet, and 2) Saraf Hospital, Cochin, may look a little primitive, but Dr. Saraf, the ENT, is a kind and competent doc who removed the wax from Bill’s ears and brought a huge smile to Bill’s face. Bill is amazed and grateful that he can hear again. We left the ship at 5, arrived at the hospital at 5:20, were seen at 5:30, sent to the hospital pharmacy at 6, paid our bill and were back at the ship at 6:25. That is 1 hour 25 minutes total. And about the bill ... 250 rupees for admission to Saraf, 400 rupees for the consultant, 33 rupees for the medicine. Total = 683 rupees or $12.64.

Other activities include seeing the Chinese fishing nets so characteristic of this port, a Kerekali dance show, and a lovely Indian dinner. See below.

Ephatha

Ephatha

Hospital Ladies room

Hospital Ladies room

Chinese fishing nets

Chinese fishing nets

Kerakali theatre

Kerakali theatre

At the Indian dinner

At the Indian dinner

Posted by HopeEakins 06:28 Archived in India

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You look glorious in the brilliant orange sari, Hope! And while the ladies' room doesn't meet our western standards of cleanliness, none that I saw in my Indian travels had seats - or toilet paper.

by Harriet

What an exciting trip we are all having, thanks to your generosity of sharing it with us! Andy Davis and Phil Anderson are in our 7:30 AM (!) study group, so I encouraged them to enjoy the ride, too! It has been a long winter here in New England, so this is a joyful respite to it.

Fondly, Charlotte

by Charlotte Sornborger

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