The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai
Travel Blogs from Madurai
Well sorry for the general lack of blog entries but have been busy experiencing new sights siounds and cultures.
Ten things I have learnt so far whilst on my travels
1. Dubai airport might be number 1 in the world for duty free but is somewhat lacking in the customer service dept
2. Tuc Tucs feel like …
... a horse and cart but, instead of a horse, you have man on a bike pulling you along. These men were in their late 60s/early 70s and had the bodies of 7 year old boys so we really didn't want to go on them. After much persuasion, Kylie and I got on. It was the most painful 10 minutes of our lives. The poor bugger just got his stride on the bike when we reached the traffic lights and he had to stop. He struggled to get going again ...
Lauren was adamant that we were going to have a Western breakfast and identified a candidate bakery via the internet. I was still pretty tender so the fifteen minute walk to the suburb of pipe salesmen (and not bakeries) was not appreciated. Finding no evidence of baked goods I winced my way back. We did bump into a bakery a couple of minutes from our hotel. We both grabbed some pastries and took them back to the hotel room.
... ride back to Kochi (this time to an underdeveloped northern beach) then back to fort Kochi for souvenir hunting and final masala dosas before heading to the airport.
As we have found before it's often the places that don't immediately jump out from the guidebook at you that sometime give you the greatest memories. We spent a night in Kollam just because we had tickets on a train the following day. It's not a major spot on anyones itinerary, just another Indian ...
... work is completely blurred and there is very little time to see or do anything outside of the office.
· Perhaps the most difficult of all things were the school visits Tracie also got involved with alongside Aravind work. Her first two days involved effectively being dumped in classrooms by herself with kids she didn’t know and being asked to “interact” with them. It really felt like she was being used – they took a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center