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... was suffering from Delhi belly. Our paths are going to cross over the next few nights so we shall see what they have to say. The food was good, an aubergine curry knocked up in about 10 minutes. Not bad at all.
The walk around the village was really interesting. We went with the hotel concierge and we strolled along the deserted streets looking at the old opulent mansions. He told us that his family had a 63 room house but it was now ...
... it was a spoof because it doesn't seem like they would deface such an important sacred site like that, it was so real. The rest of our time at Sittanavasal we saw lots of monkeys (Macaques I think) and climbed up 300 steps to the top of the mountain to see the view that I'll post a few pics of. All the land surrounding Sittanavasal is super rural-- all rice plantations and other crops, small straw huts that people live in, ponds with ...
... and then it was time for our cookery demonstration at 5pm. This was a bit of a disappointment, the head cook cooked 4 dishes, all pretty much the same; onion, chopped tomato and various spices, then chicken, shrimp, potato or rice thrown in and left to cook a while. We then had to eat what he had cooked. This was a problem as we were still quite full from lunch, and will have to eat again at 8! My trousers are starting to feel a bit ...
... 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 ...