Madurai, India. On our last day in Madurai we saw different ends of the astonishing spectrum that is India. From a royal palace to the humble possessions of Gandhi, we experienced two contrasting examples of magnificence, without needing to reference the Raj at all.
Madurai, India. We are learning quickly about what seeing famous temples entails.
Chennai, India. Jo is taking the day off from blogging, so this is Don filling in. It’s her first in an unbroken record of committing a daily record of our travels for nearly five years. It’s not that she’s run of out of pictures or topics to cover in this endlessly fascinating country, it’s just thatContinue reading “Living the high life”
Our very wise guide, Bernard of India, told us many interesting things yesterday.
Chennai is home to Fort St. George, built in 1653 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras.
This is a major holiday in India, Republic Day. On this date in 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect and a new country’s principles could be celebrated.
When we first arrived in India, we were immediately cocooned in that marvelous Intercontinental resort, 35 km outside of Chennai.
There is much to learn in India, and how you receive its wisdom can happen in many ways.
The history of the city of Pondicherry records the arrival of Dutch, Portuguese British and French colonists. In other words, everyone had a piece of it, actually starting with the Romans, and ending with the French.
What a day full of the experiences of India. Our faithful guide Kumar and a driver met us this morning and we sped off to the city of Pondicherry, but not in a direct route. There seems to be no such thing as a direct route with Kumar. No, there were many things we hadContinue reading “Epcot meets Woodstock”