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A little description of a travel from Coimbatore via Mettupalayam to Ooty… with the famous “blue mountain railways”- toytrain, the “Nilgiri Express” or “Nilgiri Mountain Railway”.
It was actually quite a nice day, this 9th of August 2008. Well, or I guessed it would be - when I got up at four (yes, AM!) to pack […]

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Somehow I had to go to Coimbatore. It’s nearly the only way to get to the famous “toytrain” up the Indian “ghats”. The “ghats” is a stripe of mountains in South India, about at the borderline between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. And Coimbatore, by the way, is just 12 km away from Kerala, so right […]

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A high-speed Trichy-tour.

Somehow Trichy didn’t like me and therefore I thought I would not like Trichy. And no, the reason is not the totally unspeakable and totally not-used actual name of Tiruchirappalli.
The reason is more that somehow all hotels seemed to be full. I called nearly all those that were mentioned in my guides - one day […]

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Hola.. just added some more pics, mostly of Ooty and some of Mysore - still not the most actual ones (and well, since then I have at least a thousand new ones…) but well, we’re getting closer… to the last ones
See here for the whole bunch and also the full versions…
or click “continue […]

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Somehow, Indians seem to love dinosaurs. But not the big nice ones or skeletons - but statues of big evil-looking green tyrannosaurus rex!
That’s what I thought when I accidentally walked into Thanjavur’s “Sivaganga park” - a theme park built next to the big temple’s Sivaganga (huge watertank, formerly used by pilgrims to wash off their […]

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Ok, this time I will really make it short for not torturing everybody out there… cause I’m already somewhere else and I lost my memory somewhere in the mountains…
After Puducherry I took an early morning (11AM ) bus to Chidambaram, about two hours later the conductor suddenly shaked me and made clear that I […]

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No, actually I didn’t go to France. But I went to former-and-still Francoindia: today’s Puducherry, former Pondy or Pondycherry four bus-hours below Chennai at the coast, was once the center of the France’s India-colony dream. The British and others beat them a few times but somehow Pondy always came back into french influence - and […]

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Hola again! Yeah, today I have time, so: another entry… lot’s of things that weren’t written before
Ok, so from the narrating point I’m still in Thiruvannaamalai (and it’s still the 31st uly 2008). But nothing else was that interesting: Sure, I went to the temple several more times (with new slippers that I […]

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And so she just stole my shoes…

I left Chennai via the Mofussil bus stand: “the biggest and busiest bus stand in south-east asia” as one guide describes it. Used to the Indian semi-chaos I expected the worst but was surprised to find a huge but very well organised place. Easy to get away…
… for a daytrip to Vellore. Famous for a […]

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Yeah, that’s it. Until now I was either a (Yoga) student, or a tourist (Mamallapuram) or a meditator (Chennai), but actually I was not so much of a traveler, my self-declared status. I don’t want to be a tourist, because tourists lie at the beach and buy souvenirs. I’m a traveler: I want to see […]

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