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... entering any temple in India must remove their shoes). It was as if we were walking on charcoal – stinging hot. In the end because of the crowds and difficulty walking bare foot, we unfortunately, did not spend a lot of time at the temple.
In contrast, our next stop to the Vedanthngal Bird Sanctuary was comfortably delightful. This 75-acre Protected Area is the oldest waterbird preserve in India and is a mosaic of a ...
... find a room right next to the bus stop. It only has a tap and no shower but with cold water, it's best to quickly splash it over yourself anyway. A guy who can't be much more than four foot in height with swollen legs carries my bag to my room and it feels a little like a David lynch film. Inevitably he makes the hand to mouth gesture for money and I walk away. There is an Wi-Fi Internet cafe near the Sri Ramana ...
... have a chance to recover from heavy traffic (see the mountain peak covered with people at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNEe7Uls Oik, starting around the 1 minute mark)..
This morning, we were 3 of only a handful of people doing the walk. But at peak festival times and at the full moon as many as 1 million people may do the kora (apologies for my Buddhist ...
... and hear gorgeous singing and musical instruments coming from the dining hall. I stop to listen outside and do not enter because there are no other foreigners and don't want to intrude. Moments pass and I am invited to be part of the celebration. I have always felt spiritually connected to music and to be welcomed into a room with families, children, devotees, and elderly creating an ...
... you get there and ask someone else, they point you in another direction. This will normally happen a few times before, more often than not, you find whatever you're looking for in roughly the same place as somewhere you previously ...