Hotel Grand Palace
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... the customers and their husbands or friends. No one semed to buy a new sari without support. After some photographing the manager came and asked us not to take any more. Then we went to the next floor, that was for tunics, trousers and scarves, which the younger women and girls wear. Prices were crazy £5 for the set, in polyester, £20 for silk and cotton mix. We were sorely tempted, just because it was such a bargain. But I already have one sari, ...
... weekend, so i will be helping with them - one of the items on the guest itinerary is to take them for a walk up "the" hill, giving some background information and identifying various evidence of animal life along the way - this is also something i will be helping with, so i have been taking pics of any lizards and frogs that come my way in the hope to remember them all... One of the main beasties that there is a problem with here is ants. the cottages all ...
Today we decided to head out to the Government Museum. It had a good collection with exhibits ranging from portraits of old British Governors to ancient Hindu sculptures. We enjoyed a good hour or two there while the temperature rose rapidly, I thought I was getting used to the heat but it seems not! We then headed over to the Express Avenue Mall for some lunch and a bit of ...
... old airport. Since the old airport is very far from my home, and since there is no high-speed rail link to the old airport as there is to the new one, I left home at 15:30, a full 4 1/2 hours before my scheduled flight departure - to be sure of making it to the airport on time. This, by the way, is rather longer than my flight will take. From Bangkok to Chennai, the flying time is a mere 3 ½ hours.
To get to the airport, I first took a song-taew (a ...
... After walking up and down the main beach street for a few days I noticed that there were a handful of westerners sitting with the stone cutters who appeared to be working on their own pieces. Stopped to chat to two of them and liked the look of what they'd created so I decided to join in the next day. I thought about what I'd like to make and decided on a foot (significant for many things for me), and they said it'd take two days or so. Great, let's begin!