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Disembarking the train at Kollum we - by which I mean I - were filled with a sudden desire to stray off the beaten track. To go down the road less travelled. Now we were in India I was determined we were going to eschew all the usual traveller haunts and strike out for ourselves, to be truly independent travellers. We found a tuk tuk driver who spoke no English and with the help of Google Maps instructed him to take us to the beach area, confident that without any reference to ...
I caught the overnight train down last night from Mengalpattu to Madurai further south in Tamil Nadu. It was a two tier a/c sleeper and I shared my compartment with three Indian men, who I am glad to report did not snore! After a short visit to Madurai's flower and vegetable markets it was on to the amazing temple complex, one of the greatest anywhere on earth. It is a vast complex ...
... a term which he coined, which meant you had to convert, not coerce the wrong-doer. Non violence. And whenever violence happened in the name of obtaining Independence, Gandhi would fast. He spent a lot of time not eating.
It wasn't just independence he worked for, he was instrumental in lifting up the "untouchables," the lowest caste who weren't even allowed to walk on temple roads. Satyagrahis campaigned for the right ...
... good fun tour. She took us to a
market in a lovely pillared temple like complex, apparently they have
been trying to remove the traders from there for years but they just
refuse to go haha. She told some excellent stories my favourite was
about the British occupation in Madurai. During this time everyone
kept getting sick and dying and the British decided it was a pond
near a fort where people got water that was causing the disease. Of
course when they tried ...
... happy to just make conversation. Find a way (especially if you are British)of saying NO, and mean it, don’t say maybe (they will remember who you are), and DON’T PROMISE TO GO BACK TOMORROW, (they really will remember who you are and when tomorrow comes and you walk past their shop it will be ten times worse.
Food – Eat the street food! Go on, try some, be sensible and go to the one which ...