Ambassador Pallava Chennai
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... feet to a few inches. But the suitcases are sealed and organised and not even a souvenir pencil is slipping in.
As we get closer to Chennai, formerly Madras, distant scenes of white high rise buildings remind us of the Costas in Spain. They are, Joy tells us, the IT companies and call centers for which the state is renowned. We drive straight to our hotel where we are a day late arriving. This means we will be checked in for barely 12 hours, leaving for ...
... the conductor of one of the buses said that his bus would go to Jolly Grant. So I hopped on that one and paid the 22 rupee fare.
About an hour later, after a couple of ten-minute stops for no apparent reason, we arrived in what must have been the town of Jolly Grant, but the airport was nowhere to be seen. A road sign just ahead indicated that the airport was still 3.3 km away. So, with the help of a couple of local gals who had been on my bus, I ...
... On the other hand I’m excited in heading for Thailand as well. The plan is to immediately book a nighttrain to the south and from there to take the ferry to Koh Tao, where I want to do a scuba diving course. This will mean 48 hours of continuous travelling, so it will be hard. But I think it’s a better option than staying in Bangkok, since the planned elections in a couple of days will probably bring a lot of problems with it.
A couple of weeks ago I ...
... So she went an found a pair of scissors and we went downstairs to see if we could find him. Mum found him and he said 20r to sharpen the scissors (20p). I asked if I could take a photo and he said 100r then!! Cheeky little bugger! We said no and I started to walk away and he then said it was ok. We said we would give him 30r!! Fancy arguing over 10p!! But they really do try it on and Jenny got really annoyed with him when he asked for more ...
... we walked past made it clear they were on the verge of
stepping in which was weirdly quite comforting!
We left Madurai the next day. We were now on our way (by
bus, overnight with no bed facility) to Pondicherry! We were both really
excited because we were keen to get stuck into another charity, even if it was
for only a week. Thanks to the amazing contacts Graham has at a company called
Integra we were set up with a charity called Jwala Home (Integra ...