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Sleepless in Chennai.
Bad choice of hotels in Chennai as we are across the road
from the railway line. The trains run their horns very loudly from 0500 to well past midnight, necessary to warn the communities who live along the railway line. The pavement dwellers outside our hotel use the areas between the tracks to dry clothes and for their ablutions and so far this year there have been over 450 fatalities on or ...
Draupathi Ratha: Durga with her attendants and a devotee ready to cut his head off as a sacrifice for the goddess!! :O
Sculpted in the typical
Dravidian style with miniature roof shrines and an octagonal dome, the
central sculpture shows Shiva, with legs crossed,
leaning on Nandi.
... too complacent in my travels, but India is the ultimate dichotomy—an overwhelming attack on all of the senses that I don’t have the words to describe it properly just yet, and even if I could I’d never do it justice.
I have planned to travel the country for at least one month, and figure it out as I go along. I have a couple of ideas, but nothing has been etched in stone.
Before arriving in India the ...
... the boat as if possessed by some foul demon, screaming at everyone in sight to hurry up and get onto a smaller boat which would take us to one of the caves. My mind began to race and I began to scan the area for pirates or terrorists, for this was the only explanation I could come up with for this sudden stress. There was no sign of any immediate threat and I realised that the unfortunate plague of dictatorship in the workplace had reached Vietnam. This was to be one of ...
... 12 hour train journey? Time would only tell.
Off to the station to learn our fate and back to thick travelers counter, I mean foreign tourist counter and ddah! We had seats. Perfect. One thing that I didn’t think was included was little furry friends that seemed to scuttling in the darkness on the carriages but no one else seemed to mind. Especially Claire who had the top bunk and was nowhere near it where as I was on bottom bunk ...