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... br> Bill paying was agonizingly slow, compounded by bringing back change one at a time. Jenny had the menu out and BIg Mama about 4x advised her amount was 210R.
Peter remained but the usual five had a nightcap. The rum went right to my head. Susie bought the round. Apparently her name is spelled 'Suzy'.
The train leaves at 0710. Brought the diary up to date and lights out before 2230. Packing will wait until the morning.
... The viewpoint had a short flight of steps to a platform, and a combination of coir matting and cardboard to take the sting out of the red hot roof for pilgrims without shoes. We were able to hop from mat to cardboard to shade with occasional sprints across the hot tiles, and managed to get around the rooftop to make sure we weren't missing anything.
After walking as far into the complex as we were allowed, past an interesting area where traders (or ...
... a beachside resort just outside of town. What a mistake that turned out to be. We took a crowded city bus with our giant backpacks where we got segregated (males in the front and females in the back) and then wound up getting off the bus one stop too early so had to hike along the road in the blaring heat and humidity with sweat literally pouring down our bodies. We kept asking locals where this resort was and each person pointed us in a different direction and gave us a ...
... we hadn't, he suggested a stop two hours ahead, where there was a good hotel/restaurant. That worked out really well and we got a great breakfast and coffee.
We arrived in Trichy around 11 AM -- and headed directly to the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple -- the biggest temple in that town. The most unique thing about the Rangan temple is that it is entirely dedicated to Vishnu. Most temples are multi-diety. This one was not.
The approach is crazy, as ...
... in mind that
this temple is huge and very high we figured it wouldn't be hard to get
to. How wrong could we be! The back streets are better than any maze
ever invented. All we seemed to do was circle the fort and not get any
closer and to make it worse you couldn't even see the fort in the maze
like back streets. I was impressed they managed to hide such a big rock
fort when so close to it, when it can be seen from anywhere else in the