The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai
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... tough so occasionally I hopped off to help him out. He insisted that I should not but humoured me anyway: I felt he knew what I was trying to achieve however. A very nice man who deserved much better in life !! My heart went out to him. A highly resilient individual indeed.
I have included a few photos of the Madurai streets after the downpour last night. Water lay everywhere and caused a great deal ...
We are on the road again crossing the Ghat Mountains to the state of Tamil Nadu. It's only 100 miles but will take all day with our stops for photo ops, tea, lunch and the Gandhi Museum. As we leave the tea plantations we stop to watch and photograph the tea pickers. These women work all day for a mere 200 rupees or about $3.50. They are so gracious to smile for our pictures and one of the ladies has ...
... escape routes should a pachyderm go postal. The whole spectacle is simultaneously wonderful and barmy in equal measure.
Tommy, Jill and Lee are flying home and after saying our goodbyes we decide to head to the very southern tip of India - Kanyakumari. Our Leopard neighbours have also decided to head down there leaving the day before us. They are making the five hour journey on Liam’s 125cc scooter, with Jen driving and Liam (arm still in a sling) ...
Just around the corner was the Royal Palace which was built in 1636 by King Thirumalai Nayak who ruled Madurai from 1623–59. It was closed for lunch and we had to wait a bit to get our entry tickets. As we waited in line, three fly-weight Indians squeezed in front of us. I guess the 12-inch gap we had in front of us was too much. We gently pointed out that the end of the line was 'back ...
... over and they knew it. In 1946 they started talking about an interim government, but the Muslim League wanted partition, they wanted Pakistan, and threatened civil war if they didn't get it. Gandhi was upset at this idea, having lead the drive for independence for thirty years, but when India was made free in 1947, India was divided and East and West Pakistan were formed. East Pakistan is known as Bangladesh these days and ...