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Travel Blogs from Madurai
... India trip and this was a great fare well to this magnificent and incredible and challenging country.
Must see: Golden Temple in Amritsar, Taj Mahal in Agra, Khajuraho Temples, Madurai Temple, Jodhpur-blue city
Waste of time: Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Elephanta Caves near Mumbai
Most over-rated: Kerala backwaters tour – half a day is enough to see it all of the monotone and mile for ...
... we have not done much shopping, but the girls had been given money by their granddad for a treat, so we went and got them kitted out with Indian ankle bracelets. Now we just need to work on their tan and the Indian in them will really start to show!
We enjoyed our time in Madurai, but feel that we could have explored a bit more. However, Indian cities can be a bit overwhelming for young children, so we will put it on the list of places to re-visit some ...
... we said good bye to Christine.
Carl and I went to a village Pongal festival. There is a caption under the goaded goat. The fire twirler also attached a flaming bag to his hair by a very long, thin string and twirled it around. I was nervous.
There is a caption about child rearing in southern India under the surprised boy pic. We went to a fun fair and the ferris wheel does not have motor but is pushed around at high speed by several young men
... a white liquid substance, clearly a reference to the swelling of the days after the winter solstice. (What did you think it meant?) In the little temple in front of our hotel, a woman stirred the Pongal pot while locals came to pay their respects to Shiva. Several men threw coconuts on the ground, smashing them to pieces, a ritual sacrifice -- the coconut represents a head.
On our way to Madurai we stopped in a small village. Women had drawn ...
... journey up to Ooty took us 8000 metres above sea level and the bus wound around bends that had shear drops to the ground below, but the view was spectacular. There was a definite change in the altitude, with the air being much thinner it made walking up and down steps and hills so much harder than normal. And at night the temperature dropped to nearly 0 degrees, something we weren't used to and hadn't experienced for quite some time. Ooty's town was not much to write home about and ...
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