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Sweating it out for the next 16 hours

Or how does one spend New Year's Eve?

Day 10 Puducherry > Madurai

Hot Breads for breakfast and I knew exactly what I wanted - the omelette breakfast combo for 120 rupees / NZ$2.50 / US$1.85. That plus some lunch food came to 419 rupees / NZ$8.90 / US$6.50.

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The hour breakfast stop was enough. Leaving Pondy and its French influence, time to hit the road westward for the inland trip to Madurai, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Cattle Market

Along the way stopped for a very short 15 minutes at the village market near rural Madapattu where to me the cattle being auctioned was the feature. Loved to have spent longer here but then was it because it is a market or was it to better understand the cattle auctioning process?

One had to be careful where one placed ones foot as on re-boarding the bus several had &*#! in their soles. How the locals chucked at the efforts in removing the sh*t. With so much cattle around, what do you expect? I was lucky.

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Me next?

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Onwards towards Hotel Kannappa for a lunch break. Egg biriyani 145 rupees / NZ$3.00 / US$2.20 plus masala tea 30 rupees / NZ$0.60 / US$0.50.

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Passing more fields harvested with rice, villages with their open air butcher shops, vegetables and fish markets we made it to Madurai.

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Gandhi Museum

Stop at the Gandhi Museum and while we’re had nearly an hour here. Sad to say it wasn’t of interest to me.

Gandhi Memorial Museum, established in 1959, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. Known asGandhi Museum, it is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_Memorial_Museum,_Madurai

http://gandhimuseum.org/site/gandian-institute/national/gandhi-museum-madhurai/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/madurai/attractions/gandhi-memorial-museum/a/poi-sig/1155208/356498

http://www.mkgandhi.org/gandhiyatra/madurai.htm

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I suspect that I was coming down with something as after we had checked into our hotel Star Residency and I had got some water and Sprite for the mini fridge, it was into bed sweating it out for the next 16 hours. (A couple of Panadol seem to fix this the next morning.)

Some much for seeing in New Year. The 6th roof top celebrations music and midnight fireworks could easily be heard on our 5th floor.

Posted by bruceontour 23:46 Archived in India Tagged market gandhi Comments (0)

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