Hotel JC Grand
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... which made it hard to know
where you were or where you needed to go, google maps was useless as
it just put you as a blob in some greenery so we mostly ended up
asking people. We stopped a few times to take footpaths off into the
forest to see if we could find any landmarks and to explore but this
was not helpful. Eventually we found the main road that loops around
the mountain and everything was quiet straight forward after that. We
stopped at a river and went ...
... trend well established. Only two days ago here, the newspaper ran an article saying “the nature of racism has changed.........away from prejudice based on genetics, to prejudice based on class.” This I found particularly telling, to read in an Indian setting where the caste system is so embedded. Yet, upon reflection I could understand why the report harked back to the situation described in Arthur Morrison’s 1889 essay of Britain, which described the people ...
... ask us where we are from. Once again we have been asked countless times for photos and we are seriously thinking about going into business and setting a stall up on the corner.
After Kodai we head down to Trichy which will be our last stop in India and it will also be the longest distance we have to travel so again we are going to get a cab. As even though the distance is only 200km travel time in a car is 5 hours, so on a bus it is likely to be double.
... giving us a typical Indian head bob. With that, I take down his number in my phone and promise to give him a call before the day is over.
So with our hotel figured out and a bit of wandering through town behind us, we decide to go for it. I give Das a call and we agree to meet him at the same location as the previous day at 9AM. This was the best decision we made during our stay in Kodai.
That next day is one that will stick in my memory for decades to come. We ...
... s Sunny’s cousin (or brother? He’s said both multiple times), and he has proved a wonderful host. He’s a sober man with a straight face and serious demeanor, but lightens up on occasion and isn’t totally foreign to the idea of chuckles, jokes, and smiles. Also, being the director of tourism for the entire province, he carries with him a great many connections, and he’s done an excellent job of getting us around the red tape that India is so ...