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Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
There was a time once when one depended on trains for travelling from Madurai to Chennai. Even with the advent of the concept of buses, travelling was not so easy until online bus ticket booking came into the frame. Now, just like other services, Madurai to Chennai bus tickets are easily available.
With buses available both …
... to only admit men. We had a late meal, and were totally rejuvenated from our train trip by a couple of gin and tonics each. We got back to our room and read the dress code - thee were lots of rules for men which we would have failed but luckily for us women had a less rigid dress code that only stipulated that 'ladies must be decorously attired'. I'm sure that we met this standard with our silk scarves and loose and flowing cottons suitable for ...
... for a fair price on taxi, food , clothes etc and still all the time come away feeling ripped off. (In relative terms, of course in our currency its not so much).
Tonight we leave India and fly to Thailand for a few days before going home to Melbourne. I am a little bit excited to leave India but there are many things I will also miss like:
All the colors and the ladies wearing the ubiquitous saree. All around India I hope ...
... s classical music (thanks David!) and tearing through the crowded streets in tuk Tuks. So I am writing this from the top berth of a sleeper class train that for about 5 bucks is taking us across the country to Kochi in Kerala! Tomorrow we will be staggering around a new city with a new language, different food and way more expensive hotels! Wish us luck! Sorry about the lack of pictures, for some reason we just did not take ...
... a group of really committed young lads who have come through the programme and are now the team of volunteer coaches (see picture). Each one has an inspiring story about how their lives have been transformed and tell us how they are being role models to the younger boys and helping them with issues they may face. We have re-named Joe “Superman” (back row, far left). He has recently been
responsible for sorting ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet