Hotel Maurya International
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... look on his beaky face... He didn't join in though, much to my disappointment. Considering Rom is a snake guy, he has said there are actually not so many out in the forest here. Many years ago he met with the Irula tribe, who were snake poachers, hunting snakes for their skin and subsequently getting put into jail. With Roms help and input, he managed the turn the hunting expertise into a positive, and the Irulas are now still hunting snakes, but now ...
... The food, the history, the people, the diverse nature of the different states: there's something in India for everyone. Or, if you're like us, it all combines together to make one extraordinary experience.
Tomorrow morning we fly to Kuala Lumpur, where we're staying for 3 nights. From there the next stop is Japan...and a whole new adventure begins.
... in about two hours - for a total cost of about 60 baht, or two dollars. Going by taxi is always an option, but the road near my home is seriously jammed up by traffic due to a never-ending road construction project, so going by taxi might have taken longer – and it would certainly have cost more.
When I checked in for my flight, I was the only one not carrying a big screen TV, so I asked the check-in lady if it is allowed to enter India ...
... the guys working there quite well, sharing whisky and beer with them in the evenings after working for 9+ hours was quite enlightening. At the end Suzi (pronounced Sooshi!) gave me a pendant he'd made, it is of a naked lady ;)
Thoroughly rested I headed on to "french" Pondicherry to meet up with Suzanna.
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... in Chennai, we dropped off our friend Mandy, director of the study abroad office for Saint Mary’s college (which 3 of the students here are from), and headed onward to the temples. Here we found an incredible array of statues, all of which had been hand carved by local sculptors. Normally I wouldn’t believe this, as China also loves to insist that its gaudy souvenirs are hand crafted. Yet, when you see man after man carving away at blocks of stone, some of them ...