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Our last full day in Chennai and Greg, Davis and I got the chance to play tourist. Kim had teacher training to do at another school and so we seized the opportunity to see a different side of Chennai.
We started with a visit to San Thome Basilica. This is one of only three basilicas in the Catholic church that is built over the tomb of a follower of Christ. In this case, St. Thomas, or as he is also known, doubting Thomas. This ...
... temple we could see a nuclear power plant a bit further South along the coast. We reached Puducherry or Pondy as it is affectionately called in the early evening. Mr Raghavan had managed to book us a lovely hotel, Esparan Herritage, a short distance from the beach. We headed to the beach for an early evening stroll. It was a rocky beach that had a path along its length. There were plenty of people enjoying a stroll that night and the buildings on the promenade had a ...
... is a sprawling rocky complex of amazing temples carved from single large stones with carvings of gods and religious symbols inside and out, some perched high up on the hill with a view for miles around. The families of floppy-eared goats were good company as I wandered around.
One afternoon I hired a car and driver with another Aussie bloke, and set off for the Venanthangal Bird Sanctuary, situated on a beautiful lake in the countryside. After a ...
... a little dawdling at a bus stop, without being able to identify any bus heading towards Kodambakkam (where our hotel is), we gave up and got a tuk tuk. To our delight, the tuk tuk was very reasonably priced, as Mr H's spidey sense had already taken us in the right direction, and we weren't too far from our hotel in the end.
Our hotel, The Nayagara Hotel, is pretty good, with a comfy bed and TV for Mr H to watch ...
Well we've been traveling in India for just over 4 weeks, if some of you are wondering if we've ‘found ourselves’. We've realised we were never lost, and if we were, frankly India would be the wrong place to find anything. ‘Do you feel more spiritual?’ is the next question. Having gone to countless temples, been blessed by stoned sadhus, the sun and priests, and still wearing my string blessing bracelets from Shiva temples and holy ghats, I can ...