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May 8th – India’s train system

This morning we made haste along the railway line to Bangalore, India’s IT powerhouse and perhaps the most modern, clean city we had encountered so far in this country. Of course, no matter how pleasant and temperamental the city seemed, … Continue reading

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May 1st – Vipeen Island

We took a boat this morning across the bright waters to Vipeen Island, to the north of Cochin’s old city. One of the gentlemen I had chatted to the night before had told me of a beach called Chitrai up … Continue reading

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April 20th – Kodaikanal

Our free tourist map of Kodai courtesy of the tourist board resembled a MacDonald’s kiddie play sheet. Abandoning it after about five minutes, we instead took to first wandering around the towns’ bustling central roads that were scattered with stalls … Continue reading

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April 19th – Holy chariots

>BeepBeepBeep< It is 4.30AM, it is still pitch-dark and already half the hotel is awake. From through the thin walls we hear muffled conversations, the sound of clothes being slopped in a giant washing bowl somewhere and an eerie hymn … Continue reading

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April 18th – Mad Madurai

The white glare of the late morning sun burned bright in the street as we ordered our third juice of the day from the street-side kiosk. We were huddled up under the thin shade of the canopy with the rest … Continue reading

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April 17th – Madurai

We dragged ourselves out of bed as early as we could manage and were out on the street just as the sun was beginning to warm through the haze. We had been unable to read the signs that had been … Continue reading

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