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After a week of lounging around and reading (150 pages to go!) we took a train up to Colombo for a last day. Rob booked a last night in a hotel and we left at 11pm to the airport for an overnight flight to Chennai. (Thanks Rob for coming out - it was really super!).
As much as Sri Lanka was superb, Tom and I both looked forward to coming back to India as well. We missed the food (food in Sri Lanka was not ...
... the top of another girls
head. It was so powerful that the blow almost pushed the girl over from her
seated position. She steadied herself but just as she did her cheek then got
pinched hard too. The girl lowered her head and looked at the ground without making
a sound. The teacher waved an angry finger in her face but then thankfully left
her alone. Graham had missed that one because he had his back to it. When we
next made eye contact I gestured to the door. ...
Fast Forward—The Clinton Note's Version
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India—March 18, 2012
First things first: I’ve obviously been horrible at maintaining this blog, but it isn’t exactly for want of trying.
Sri Lanka may have her internet 'Hot Spots’ and India may be an epicenter of software development and outsourced telemarketing, but I haven’t found either place to be ‘computer ...
... base. As I gazed through the crowds of people it was very easy to distinguish the different tribes and work out which tour they had booked. Firstly there was the orange folk of the Western lands whose fake tan and fluorescent blonde hair glistened in the burning sunshine as they waited for the 18-30 tours; which basically included constantly drinking rather than appreciating the natural beauty. Then there were the couples; who spoke of cocktail parties and double dates ...
... one of them even had what we would call a soup kitchen that was open to all people and gave them food no matter who they were, what their faith was, or what they did.
That night we went to the airport and boarded the plane back to Chennai, and this time I didn’t sleep at all because I knew we would be getting back at 1:30 AM and I wanted to be able to fall asleep then. So I ended up watching some sort of Indian movie on my personal television screen, and it ...