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Monday, February 26, 2001
Madurai, India
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Madurai, India:
Latitude: 9° 55' 27" North
Longitude: 78° 8' 19" East
Altitude: 500 feet
From Seattle: 10059 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Rajeswari

Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Tamil Nadu
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Cows with painted horns Madurai, India

Cows with painted horns Madurai, India

Street shrine Madurai, India

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1418
Linear Dist: 228237
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 280
More stats...
Hotels: 555
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 89
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4536

Journal Entry:
Woke up at six again, but this time while I was thinking of what to do with the morning I fell asleep again until 9:30 when the heat woke me. I spent the morning getting caught up with my journal (since I fell asleep last night), finishing up with yesterdays photos, writing email, and then at an internet cafe getting them all out on the net.

Once I got in to town I wandered around the temple area some more. In the Pudu Mandapam I had one of the tailors cut and hem the cloth I bought yesterday. I then walked to the train station and figured out how / when I wanted to leave Madurai. I decided to catch a very early morning (four AM!) train to Kanniyakumari on the very southernmost tip of India. I was able to get a A/C sleeper ticket for Wednesday morning. Then it was time for a small lunch and more wandering (back to the temple, through Pudu Mandapam, and then along the parallel streets a few blocks away from the temple - nice and quiet).

Amy came by after work and we went on a walking quest to pick up a shirt she'd had made at a tailor. We got a bit lost but after an hour of walking around we found the right place. We went back to the same place we'd had diner my first night in town and it was pretty good. I made a mistake an ordered a Chinese dish - it was ok, Amy ordered Indian and it was great. I've got to remember to only order Indian food...

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Madurai
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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