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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 11:40pm On Feb 13
another photo before the railway station

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:03am On Feb 14
last night was too dark, this was what i snapped the next day, adam's bridge , railway and highway, crossing the sea, connecting the continent to the final tip of india.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:06am On Feb 14
leaned out of the open window, every cabin had two windows without bars, escape windows. but they did not need this, the doors were always open.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:09am On Feb 14
standing at the open door, passing at the adam's bridge

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:10am On Feb 14
highway viewed from the railway.

Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:12am On Feb 14
it was very exhilarating. all of us, indians and me, kept taking photos and rushing all cabin around.

these bridges seemed like a national proud for indians.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:15am On Feb 14
the iconic ramaswaram signage. the final stop for indian railway network in the most south point.

actually, the train shambled past the adam's bridge and kept going slowly into the island for 20 minutes, and stopt finally.

but after this, there was still a 20 km isthmus , leading to the REAL south tip of sub continent. i needed to take a tuk tuk . no railways there.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:21am On Feb 14
on a tuk tuk. forget how much money. negotiable. the driver wanted to charge me more by being a guide too. but i reclined, i just needed his transport. i could see by myself. and i only wanted to see the final tip. no interest to know the fortress on the way.

30 minutes, 20km, big gust, wide eye scope, beautiful !

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:26am On Feb 14
cloudy day, but no rain. the salty smell with flying sands beating my mouth.

this isthmus was as narrow as maybe 20 meters wide. both sides were sea water. a good-quality tarmac road was leading to the horizon .

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:27am On Feb 14
under maintenance.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:29am On Feb 14
almost there. but the drive itself was as rewarding as the final end

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:31am On Feb 14
ramaswaram , the end of india !

5 km away is sri lanka. can be seen if not cloudy.

long long beach dwindled and diminished to a tip, and no more but sea ! stunning !

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:33am On Feb 14
bt the same way back to the railway station. the same driver took me .

stayed at the seaside for half an hour. the driver was accompanying me, but he was shy, not appearing in the photo with me.

he was very dark, a typical south indian and sri lanka man.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:39am On Feb 14
heard a hindu temple around, just went check it. but i was not a hindu, no interest to be inside, especially they requested me to take off my shoes and stash away my phone or cameras !

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:41am On Feb 14
phone coffer shop. but i did not want to keep my phone here. so, i did not enter the temple. said that the temple was famous for its tortuous underground labyrinth with grottos.

but not allowed to take photos, then why should i go inside ?

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:43am On Feb 14
an opened coconut, i shared this one with my tuk tuk driver.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:46am On Feb 14
back to railway station. the rest of that day i was going to madras, another metropolis , in south india.

i like madras, a vibrant city with live and people.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:49am On Feb 14
a mendicant sitting opposite to me, i doubted he was a little bit "sham".

was he really an ascetic monk or was he just an "amateurish" one for tourist photos ?

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:50am On Feb 14
waiting for the train

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:51am On Feb 14
vendor cart on the platform

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:53am On Feb 14
"untouchable" gleaning the food on the floor of the train

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:54am On Feb 14
trinkets sold by the vendor

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:56am On Feb 14
help letter by a "deaf and mute" person. maybe a sham .

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:57am On Feb 14
factotum conveying some rolls

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 12:58am On Feb 14
ginger candy i bought nearby. good !

250 naira for a morsel, not cheap

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 1:02am On Feb 14
local doughnuts , breakfast by the guy sitting opposite to me. he was wearing a tie. looked liked a commuter. the train fee was so cheap, some people took it as a way to get to work in the city.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 1:03am On Feb 14
kind hearted and big hearted indian uncle, he told me much information about the train and local live.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 1:05am On Feb 14
local chips. too deep fried, too hard, too salty. very cheap.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 1:06am On Feb 14
i gave my chips to that hobo sitting there. he gestured and wanted to have my 500 naira breakfast instead.

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Re: 28 Days, 10000 Miles, Railway In India by igbesachick: 1:07am On Feb 14
scene out of the window, on the train to madras.

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