Courtyard By Marriott Chennai
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After a rather late night endeavouring to get the daily edition of our blog up on the net, a few hours sleep and then down to have a quick swim in the hotel's "well-ness centre". Funny looking well, we would call it a pool back in Australia. Then breakfast and onto the road. It took about one nanosecond after the hotel's front door was opened by the Tamil attired doorman, to realise that somebody had left the oven door open !! Big time. It's ...
... cake for later too. After all the cake munching, Naren took us to an Italian, where we had an amazing pizza each – mine even had artichoke on it! We overdid it a little though having one each.
Post-binge we went to the Phoenix mall, the biggest in Chennai, and had a wander around digesting! (ok so we may have also eaten some gelato while we were there...) and we visited the Hard Rock Cafe (where we might have also had ...
... people just standing around staring at the traffic going by, or standing in a field. We went through Velore - a town mum knew the name of but nothing much about it. We had to go through lots of tolls on the way - each one costing 45r, 70r, 85r or 100r (that's 20p, 35p, 40p or 50p). After about 5 hours of driving we came in o Bangalore. The traffic was getting heavier and we starting coming to another lot of roadworks when we just came to a standstill. Loads ...
... and now the boys wanted it too! Monday 2nd April 2012 Time for some sight seeing. We cycle first to the five rathas - they are temples made from single pieces of rock. Bani explains to us that Ratha means chariot and this is what the are meant to look like. Each one is dedicated to a Hindu god. We then cycle to the Shore Temple. It is very close to the shore line and we could actually see it from the beach. This is a temple for the god shiva. The tsunami that hit here ...
... were hard-working and strived to better themselves and I had the privilege of meeting some wonderful, warm, hospitable and inspiring and people.
Like the last time I visited India – truly the “Land of Contrasts” – I was relieved to be leaving, but somehow I looked forward to returning one day.
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