Madras or Chennai as its now known January 24th 2014 We went to the Kapaleeshwarar temple for sunset. Legend tells a story that in a fit of pique Shiva once turned his consort Parvati into a peacock and instructed her to worship him here in order to regain her normal form. Parvati supposedly did as instructed at a spot just outside the northeastern corner of the temples central block where a shrine commemorates the event.Terry is wearing a special s ... read more
Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai 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
trying to get to grips with travelblog is the first step of this adventure to china and i am trying to get it sorted out before i leave!! hope 5 weeks will be enough time???
just some location of where cape town actually is: its situated on a peninsula with the most well known landmark icon of Table Mountain - Hoerikwagga in local language- and has been declared a World Heritage Site. Not far from Cape Town (about 2and a half hours) is the real tip of Africa - Cape Aghullas the southerly most tip of this continent.
Since I first started this blog i have traveled extensively with Terry to C... full info