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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.
... if it be great. To die in one’s duty is life; to die in another’s is death.”
Yesterday I was out walking through the fruit forest on the estate where I’m writing this. I’ve watched not only the industry of the ants relentlessly marching up tree limbs to their own silent beat, but also the industry of the fruit pickers. To watch them laughing and playing little jokes on one another as they go about their work, I would certainly not want ...
... 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, ...
The next day we were persuaded by the driver to go out on another day to see the tea museum and go and visit the waterfalls, we agreed as the first day was so good, unfortunately it was utterly pointless having a driver, the museum was ten minutes down the road and the waterfall although nice to see wasn't worth actually visiting and again the day cost us R600.
The tea museum was worth ...