Temples and bazaars

Trip Start Nov 18, 2007
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Trip End Jan 31, 2008


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Into the very Indian city of Madurai. Straight into a (minority) Muslim political rally and minor random demolition works opposite the hotel. Off to the famous Shri Meenakshi Temple (think Hairy Bikers again) - a mix of bazzaars and the bizarre. The fertility tree, the copper 'power' through your bare feet, more bazaar stalls than you can count - " you want Memory card alongside your replica Ganesh?" Lots of conventions & beliefs (superstitous or what?) ; I'll respect this but I'm not kissing the ground or anoting the rock statue (or dressing them in loin cloths). Fascinating stuff and very Indian - a search for a bakery failed here but thankfully little western tourist tat. Rather a hectic stay finished of in a roftop restaurant (with beer - which is not always the case). Still no crises!
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