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Author Archives: Ross

Hotel Hemala – an overnight stay

After deciding to stop at Karur, we had to make sure we got a decent hotel to stay for the night. I had tentatively chosen Hotel Hemala and was told that they had a basic non-AC room available. This was reasonably cheap (Rs. 1300), but I was skeptical about how good a rest we would … Continue reading »

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Hitting the highway

My route would be Vellore – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Namakkal – Karur – Dindigul. I doubted I could push myself further before an overnight halt. If it went really well, we could go all the way to Theni. I picked 4 possible overnight hotels which were decent. If we left too late … Continue reading »

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Getting the wheels ready

JJ calls our car GoGo. We really can’t change that now. Our Hyundai Xcent SX(O) Automatic has done only about 6000 km in the one year we have owned it. There have been a few highway runs to Chennai and back (about 130 km each way). Just over a year old and last serviced in … Continue reading »

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The replanning

I saw light at the end of the tunnel as JJs mid term holidays started end of September. It gave us the chance to plan a holiday. I looked at some international destinations like Thailand and Indonesia, but Kerala beckoned again. Although we had lost a lot of money to non-refundable reservations, one of the … Continue reading »

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Disappointed in April

April was an exciting time – it was my sons school holiday and we had taken ¬†10 days off work. I scoured the internet and contacted many resorts and carefully planned a 6 day trip to Kerala – three nights¬†at Munnar and two nights at Thekkady. We’d planned to start the trip from Kodaikanal and … Continue reading »

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