Rathna Residency Hotel
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... and together you watch as that dwindling illusion of sincerity he approached you with fades into an attempt to shake a few coins from your wallet. It makes you sad. You wish people could just be sincere and honest. Simultaneously, you realize the poverty he seeks relief from. You find yourself stuck there, in that silent place, with a man you’ve never met, and you wonder, for a just a shaving of an instant, what it is you’re really doing.
... stadium after a big game or rock concert. It took us 45 minutes to get 2 kilometers. We eventually had to go the wrong way, into oncoming traffic, on a frontage road, to get to the highway on-ramp. No worries, everyone was doing it. We were going like the Indians!
We got onto the good road with smooth asphalt and light traffic. Our motorcycle, with the two of us and ...
... I had about it went along the lines of, 'hmmmmm they look really good’, ‘yes, they really do’, various discussions about hygiene and debates about the quality of the chicken and then ‘well we are here for another few days, so if we get sick we don’t have to move just yet’ with the reply of ‘just what I was thinking, let’s eat!’ As you can tell we have had some less than good experiences of eating meat in ...
... 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 ...