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Travel Blogs from Madurai
... for being British! It was good to see that India and Britain 'parted as friends' though so Gill and I felt better after reading that. I also learned that India and Pakistan used to be the same country - I'm sure most other people know this already but I didn't so it was my 'fact find' of the day :) When we came out of the Gandhi museum we were accosted by two rickshaw drivers who wanted to take us back to our hotel. A rickshaw ...
... joined us and we chatted about our Indian experiences. Always nice to catch up with fellow travellers. He gave us some good tips on what to do next. Really wish we could find someone travelling in the same damn direction as us.
I hate that this hotel had someone whose job it is to push the elevator button for you. He spent the silent journey huddled in the corner facing the buttons. The idea that anyone could appreciate this “service” boggles my mind. ...
The problem with just having the two weeks travelling is that you endeavor to cram more in than you would do in an equivalent time on a longer trip. So for the second week we packed up and moved on down the road every day. Starting from where we left you at the end of the last blog in Varkala we endured a circular tour first heading south to the city of Kollam, then out east to Madurai via an overnight train, then a private car to Periya, a six hour teeth rattling, gut ...
... family forest it’s so extensive) with all the members of his family currently working at Aravind (plus all their kids not yet out of school – no pressure then!). Endless conversation and history lessons can be a little much for our reserved British nature after a while. All the Indians we have met are so welcoming and friendly but, boy do they love to talk! On top of this they all work 8am-6pm at least, 6 days a week so the line between ...
... I asked what was up?? Turns out he was talking about goat cutting, not gold cutting. Major mistake for a vegetarian to visit!!
Later in the day we left for Madurai, got checked in at the hotel, then headed down to the train station to take some pictures of the craziness of an Indian train station. People were very friendly (again, as with all of our stops) and we stayed there till dark.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet