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... energy because me and Jason couldn't channel it on our own. He said it takes a lot of practice in meditation to do it but we all heard and felt it so it was amazing! I've always been all for meditation and clearing your mind and what not, but I've never experienced actual observable results like this before so I was in shock! I feel like I can now truly believe in transcendence and channeling the earths energy through meditation I ...
... the theatre!
She must be fabulously wealthy, with teak plantations in Burma (evidently her husband managed to hang on to them), factories in the north of India, and this hotel which she runs as a hobby and to give employment to 50 locals.
We had a fabulous lunch, served on a banana leaf, about 10 different spoonfulls of curries; meat, fish and veggie plus rice and popadums. A snoooze on the verandah outside our room, then ...
... train was pretty stinky but only when it wasn't moving for some reason but luckily I had my handy dandy peppermint essential oil to help with that (our seats were closest to the toilet). On the train I had my first experience using a pit-type toilet with two steps on either side to stand on and a hole in the middle. It wasn't so bad, just the smell. We arrived in karaikkudi at 11:30 pm and got picked up by the hotel taxi and came to our new hotel called the ...
... of years and are now shipped all over the world. Then during a huge downfall of rain we were dropped at our next hotel which in itself is a unique experience. The Bangala is an old family residence now converted to a hotel. Google it and you will find a fascinating story. Karaikudi is home to the Chettiyar community. This wealthy trading community developed a rich culture in their prime in the 18th and 19th centuries reflected ...
... feel of decay to the place.
There are old mansions (dating back to the 1600s and 1700s) made with teak, Italian marble, and other materials from around the world. The newer mansions (< 100 yrs old) are art deco style and were just as opulent. They are huge - many covering a full town block.
The hotel here was fabulous - best of the trip. Wonderful food, unbelievable service and huge rooms in a restored mansion.