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... the end. The next day we went to the Meenakshi Temple which is definitely worth a look. You can't take pictures inside but it's beautifully decorated and very ornate. There are lots of colours everywhere and people are praying, chatting and gathering around. Like most temples I've been to in India, it's got a great atmosphere and you feel very welcome there. Chris, Gill, Kylie and I went onto the Gandhi museum. Again, Gandhi falls ...
... tri-boobed lady statue ANYWHERE?!?! This entire temple is a giant tease as far as I'm concerned. I know how Sellattamman feels. How you have such graphic legends and don't include the accompanying artwork I will never know. Although there are sections that are for Hindu's only. Maybe that's where they keep the three breasted statues. Lucky *******s. Overall: if 10 is “the most amazing temple ever”, 15 is “meh”, and 10.6 is ...
... toilet paper, but rather use some technique involving a big bucket of water and a scooper thing. I'm all for trying new things but I draw the line at attempting a new bum-wiping system. We stock up on toilet paper whenever we can.) In the evening we went back with Efrat to the temple, to see the ceremony where Shiva gets 'put to bed'. We waited at the archway to the Golden Domes, where only Hindus are allowed and at nine a huge clamour of horns and drums started up, and the ...
... eye opener. Bob tried to hold a brainstorming session on innovation with a group of sisters, but the conversation was dominated by the head of the department (who he’d asked not to attend). So much for encouraging grass roots innovation – for that meeting at least.
· There is a *very* relaxed attitude to emails and meetings. Maybe people will turn up, maybe on time, maybe they’ll reply. But you can’t rely on it.
... 10 tables, a real bar and a menu. I ask for a glass of red wine, they show me the bottle of port. No thanks. How about a gin and tonic , sorry we don't have gin. How about vodka and orange, sorry we don't have orange juice. Ok how about barcardi and lemonade , YES well that will have to do. A drink and to bed. I wake up about 4am with mozzie bites everywhere, I must have slept like a log. I will have to solve this problem ...
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