Hotel Maurya Palace
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Today very auspicious- I am starting to think and talk like the people here. Short cropped sentences, more head and hand movement, long pauses., less talking. Reading between the lines. Long winded way of getting to the point. Laird would say that is my normal, maybe just fit in better here. Anyway, back to the story. I booked a session with a local expert on horoscope charting. On the first meeting , a couple of days ago just pinpointing my actual time of birth . With that ...
... battalion which I found funny
but in general the paintings were really nice. We were not allowed to
wear shoes and had handed them in to the locker room. When we went to
collect them despite a large sign saying 'free do not pay' the shoe
guy wanted money which I was not prepared to part with, however,
afterwards I noticed a lot of the Indians did pay, no idea what is
going on here. We were short on time before the train so we ...
... International Hotel for Friday night (₹1000 / $16 per night). Once in the city, we went to a place that promised a “legendary” dosa meal, and it did not disappoint (see picture). Dosa is a crispy savory pancake, usually stuffed with fried potatoes and served with various dipping chutneys. It is my new favorite Indian dish. This meal cost us only 2 dollars total for 3 dosas and 3 chai teas. After, we took a ...
... with a few nice tourist sights and a hotel bar that actually served alcohol – had to be the best tasting Kingfisher we’ve drunk for some time!
Other than a few uber pushy rickshaw drivers, Mysore’s not a bad place. We were staying a short walk from Mysore palace which is an old colonial era palace of the royal family, so took the tour one morning which we enjoyed. Also saw the Art Gallery which had a mixture of ...
... stepping back in time and it makes the experience so much more interesting. The extraction process of the sandalwood oil is relatively simple. The tree having reached the desired level of maturity is cut and split in small pieces from which the core is further shredded, and steamed in order to extract the oil. The factory output for one year can be as little as 900kg only, which makes it extremely valuable and expensive. The sale thereof is ...