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May 10th – The strong arm of the law

We awoke an hour before dawn. It was still cool. We had decided to beat the heat and find a vantage point above the town to watch the sun rise over the strange rocks. To our surprise, however, we walked … Continue reading

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April 23rd – Trichy’s temples

The mid-morning heat brought our senses sharply back to the coastal plains. We were in Trichy, one of the larger cities in Tamil Nadu. Like Trivandrum, Trichy is a shortened name; Tiruchirapalli is the somewhat difficult full name. The city … 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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April 16th – Kanniyakumari, the tip of the iceberg

Formerly known as Cape Comorin, Kanniyakumari is a pilgrimage town that is set right down on the most southerly tip of the Indian mainland, and is famed for the point at which the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the … Continue reading

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April 10th – Dambulla Cave

Tyronne offered to redeem his forgetfulness at not picking us up the previous night by driving us out to the bus station the next morning, via a couple of places he had to pop into on the way. Following a … Continue reading

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April 9th – An unexpected invitation

The touching and slightly morbid Buddhist practice of sifting through the charred remains of one’s master in order to glean mystic prophesies from the omnipresence of the deceased dates back to the cremation of the man himself. It is alleged … Continue reading

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March 27th – A scam-artist named Sebastian

After a breakfast of tea and a rather weird cheese croissant-type thing, we walked back up Galle Road towards the train station in the full heat of the mid-morning sun. Under the white blast, the unkempt, brown hair on my … Continue reading

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