When we went to Mamallapuram to visit ancient temples and the beach, most of the group had to take a bathroom stop. Craig and I stayed at the entrance to the first site we were visiting, and the shopkeepers moved in. We succumbed to this stonecarver who showed us how he carved his offerings, and I ended up buying my first souvenirs from him. I bought an elephant carved inside a larger elephant while resisting his efforts to sell me an X-Rated carved ball with Kama Sutra images. Just another interesting morning in India.

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