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Tuesday, February 27, 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:

The Ghandi Museum Madurai, India

After hours at the market Madurai, India

After hours at the market Madurai, India

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1419
Linear Dist: 273090
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 280
More stats...
Hotels: 556
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 89
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4537

Journal Entry:
Woke up at six again - but then went back to sleep until 9:30 - again. In the morning I worked on email and played. In the afternoon I took a auto-rickshaw to the Ghandi museum. The museum was a little hooky, colloquial, quaint, however you want to say it. But because of this it was also very effective and engaging. I normally have a two hour max limit for museums (often I don't make it through the first), I stayed nearly three.

I headed back in to town and revisited the Pudu Mandapam to do some shopping. But once I was there I couldn't find anything that didn't seem silly and unnecessary. I walked through the cheerful-bustle of the market as everything was being packed up. Hit the flower market again but was uninspired this time - still liked the smell though. Back in the market I wandered through the shut stalls and enjoyed the quiet. Back in the hotel I worked on my photos until Amy showed up. We went back in to town to hit the book store and the government craft store. Both were a big disappointment. Had another delicious diner. We had an emotional talk and said a very sad goodbye.

Back in my room I packed and then tried to sleep a few hours before my train, but it was too hot.

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

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