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The Time I Became Famous for Taking a Picture of a Public Toilet

Walking with the flow of the crowd surrounding the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, India, I turned the corner and saw a large billboard labeling the public toilet. 247 more words

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Finding our Travel Smiles in Madurai, India

Women in colorful saris filled the street. The men wore cloth wrapped around their midsections and nothing else. Horizontal stripes of paint in red and white, representing the god Shiva, lined their foreheads. 306 more words

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Madurai, where spirituality meets romance

Madurai is one of the oldest cities in the world, mentioned in ancient literature dating all the way back to 300 BC. I have always been fascinated by the city although I have hardly visited it. 1,908 more words

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Tamil Nadu 2: New Year and festivals

We have a charming leaving ceremony at the Mantra Retreat: after being smeared with vermilion ash on our foreheads, a fragrant flameĀ is wafted around and some coconuts smashed. 2,277 more words

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