Hotel Grand Palace
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... Lateral currents - Just as they sound, these are currents that pull you in either direction, parallel to the shore. These might freak you out, but really cause you now harm because they will not pull you out towards sea
... a torch with me when i go to the main house for dinner, stopping and looking for any potential sightings on the way - in fact i saw a "mammal" tonight - could have been a mongoose... could have been a small porucpine... i saw the eye reflection and the outline of the body running away! My day at the moment entails putting out camera traps in the evenings, and collecting them in the morning, checking the memory card to see if we have caught any animals on ...
... both get a good view on the short trip. When our baggage is put on the conveyor, it looked like it was 26kg instead of our paid-for 25kg, but we noticed the very helpful attendant had placed the baggage so that one wheel was not completely on the conveyor, and it weighed in at 25kg on the official weigh-in.
At our gate, we’re notified our plane will be delayed, as the airport is shrouded in fog, and there are no incoming ...
... whom I took to be my driver. He wrested the baggage cart from my hands and pushed it the 30 feet to the waiting taxi. After putting my bags into the taxi, he stood there - clearly expecting a tip. Sad to say, no tip was forthcoming. I do not pay for things that I don't ask people to do for me, especially things I can easily do for myself. In India, this is a very common tactic - people inserting themselves in places where they might be able to extract a tip ...
... around town. The sandy lanes close to the beach had many jewelry, clothing and stone carving (a tradition endured from the Pallava dynasty between the fifth and ninth centuries) shops. Meeting up with Sarah on the street we went into a few jewellery stores where Zoe found a couple of things to buy. After some attempts to find an ATM in the busy part of town we declared defeat and headed back to meet the group for dinner.
After an attempt at one ...