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Madurai: great thalis and flaming cockroaches

March 16th 2007
When we got to Madurai on March 11th it was late, and we went straight to our chosen hotel by rickshaw. Our hotel—Sree Devi—was located breathtakingly close to the Meenakshi Temple complex, and according to our guidebook it was “spotless” and “great value.” Two bellhops led us into the tiny rickety elevator, insisting that all four of us crowd in with our bags despite the fact that ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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