Courtyard By Marriott Chennai
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- Airport Transportation
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... which was sad
of course and I hoped he made it to Kochi OK but what can go wrong
all he has to do is sit on the train. We had a long time until our
flight to Bangkok so waited in the waiting room where there were
plugs so we could make tea. Dad then text me to say there was a
strike in Kochi which was not great news for his last day. Eventually
we bargained a cab to the airport, we refused to pay more ...
... 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 ...
... Neela took us to Irula Pakuti, a small village of “untouchables”, the lowest of the castes, that had been sponsored by the trust. This settlement had been fortunate enough to have had their straw huts replaced by a German company who had built brick houses and a small hall which acted as a school room for the younger children. Fulvio’s trust had provided a teacher for the pre-school kids and even a sewing teacher for the mums. Neela ...