Layne has been having trouble finding a useable internet connection. But he called us last night (that would be Monday, Nov 5th) just before 9:00 pm, at which time it was just before 9:00 am in India. So, I’ll pass on the gist of the conversation. Layne and Stan arrived in Madurai on Sunday morning. One of the things that they did was go to the market (my guess is to buy some Indian style clothes for Layne). Layne related that it was very crowded and very high-pressure. I’m guessing that looking like a white tourist makes you a bit of a mark for merchants.
We only were able to talk for a couple of minutes, and then he had to run. Layne indicated that they were on their way to visit a village.
And that’s all I know – but thought that I would pass it on… Oh, the photo above is a stock photo of the Madurai market. I’m sure Layne will have plenty to post in time.
Photo credit: Squicker / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND