India

Temple highlights in Trichy

Temple highlights in Trichy

Cake and pastries for breakfast Today should be a day of visiting the temple highlights in Trichy. But I woke up this morning after a terrible night’s sleep; I had hung up my mosquito net so I couldn’t use the ventilator, which resulted in hours of terrible sweating. Not so far from where I am […]

My first exploration of Trichy

My first exploration of Trichy

No help at the bus station After breakfast, a rice pancake with a curry and a green yogurt sauce, I head to the bus station for the trip to Trichy. They are incredibly unhelpful there; the only thing I hear is that I have to go to the last terminal. Five minutes later, a bus […]

Making a stopover in Thanjavur

Making a stopover in Thanjavur

Deciding to make a stopover in Thanjavur The day started with a French breakfast in Pondicherry, that is to say, some pastry and decent coffee. At the Tourist Information Office, it becomes clear to me that I saw the main sights of this city. So I decide – with yesterday`s story of the corrupt police […]

On tour in Pondicherry by put-put

On tour in Pondicherry by put-put

Using sign language to find the bus to Pondicherry After breakfast, I check out at the hotel in Madras and take a put-put to the local bus stop for Pondicherry. A little boy leads me to the right bus, which I would have found by myself also, but inevitably they cling to you. In sign […]

Searching for the bus station in Madras

Searching for the bus station in Madras

Arriving in Madras during the rainy season My first impressions after arrival in Madras: it is warm and humid, plus I see puddles everywhere. The rainy season clearly has not ended. My transfer from the airport to the hotel went well, only a 20-minute drive. According to my driver, that is not feasible during the […]