Grand Central Hotel
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Good price, fairly clean, but staff unhelpful and toilet is rank.
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... acoustic guitar is produced, candles are lit and someone hangs some fairy lights. Everyone is talking over each other with no worse culprit than Liam (Sun Leopard) who becomes agitated and resentful when not the epicentre of attention. An Italian chap is talking about how he must return to Milan to attend a court case and just as is starts to get interesting Liam starts singing Happiness Is A Warm Gun very loudly until he thinks of some other topic of conversation about ...
... the usual gods and goddesses, mostly bare chested. I resisted the urge to maul anything. I don't think that attempting to jiggle the stone boobies of a revered deity would be considered appropriate.
Inside the art museum there are statues of various deities in glass cases, and people have slotted money and photos of themselves inside them. Probably to ask for a blessing? Noooo idea. But I get it, I totes get ...
... of the day were a diversion. Komuli is the border town between the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The area is known as 'Pepper Hill' for reasons I surely need not explain.
The detour meant we could visit a spice plantation. We arrived at noon at Ravi's Plantation. Syed, the son of the owner showed us around. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, having a hands on approach with the ladies. Points deducted, however, for wearing a Barcelona shirt.
... in colourful carvings of gods, demons and people. Inside, it was dimly lit, with thick bare stone pillars raved with deities, and mythical creatures. The ceiling was painted with bright concentric circles. The vaulted spaces, the bare stone floor, I felt small, like this was a place of immense significance. This is the first time I felt the holiness of a place in India. After the temple, we went to the Nayak palace. The ...
... stand before giving up and opting to get an auto-rickshaw. So we approached one driver and he was baffled when we named our destination, even after we provided a street address. So he turned to his fellow drivers for help and pretty soon we had five uniformed drivers in a heated discussion around us. Lauren showed them Google Maps and one driver grabbed her phone and went off around the corner. One of the other drivers suggested I should keep my “eagle eyes” ...