Club Mahindra Coaker's Villa
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Landing in Madurai, the stereotypical India you hear about at home, hit us right in the face. It's a bustling, dusty, dirty, sweaty, smelly, humid, horn-honking, energy-filled (and cow-filled) city. We were captivated and thrilled to be back in India, but not enough to stay in Madurai, finding a shared jeep taxi to drive us 4 hours up to the unmistakably Indian, old British Hill Station of Kodaikanal.
... strong evidence of the social and community cohesion which the temples and worship seem to inspire here.
We watched with disappointment to see young visitors from overseas taking selfie photos, their cameras stuck on the end of a long stick. Yet another sign it seemed of the desire to assert individuality at the cost of losing the only thing that really matters in life, our relationships with others. And of course there was no need to take selfies as there ...
... Fi access as is my must always, which is kind of thrown in with the list of amenities. This place had charged good money and I wanted to make sure that they satisfied my cyber addiction, moreover having been web starved for the last few days and my “USB Internet Dongle” not finding a signal either, I was desperate for my cyber fix. He promised me that all is well and that they had Wi-Fi that reaches my room. So I went ...
... felt a bit of breath leave my lungs. I’d seen the Village. I’d gotten a bit of what I’d come to India for, and it had proven more powerful and moving than I could’ve ever hoped to imagine. The inspiration I took from that place is one that I pray will last a lifetime.
On our way back up, the monsoons started to kick in. Rain began with a drizzle and slowly worked its way up to a full on downpour. Drenched with a combination of sweat and water vapor, ...
... on my laptop or sleeping. We arrived in Kochi, at 11:30. After we collected our bags, we had to wait in the airport for 1/2 hour for the Tempo to come. (Tempo is a bus-like vehicle)
We left the airport at 12:30 but I fell asleep and missed quite a lot. I woke up 1 1/2 hours later at a restaurant where we all had lunch. When we were on the road again, I fell asleep several ...