Hotel Grand Palace
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... sweet treats and masala tea and a chance to meet the children they care for. We had a chance to see Ramya's wedding albums and learn about their marriage traditions. So very different from our western traditions. Ramya played for us on an instrument (called a saraswati veena?), hers having been passed down from her grandmother. This visit allowed us to see a different side of life in India... just as our time was coming to a close. ...
... but I much preferred chilling out. Dinner was seafood specialty Moonrakers down the road from the hotel. They even brought out the live crabs to look at. I had prawn butter masala and coconut rice, which was so tasty and just what I felt like. Some other people had issues with their order, but I really enjoyed mine. We wandered around looking at the shops for a bit (the girls went on a spree at one clothing place) before calling it a ...
... friend. We selected buffet lunches – John the Southern Indian buffet and Terrie the Northern Indian one. They looked fairly similar but there were 2-3 of the many dishes that were distinct, with the North Indian meals containing more dishes with thicker creamier sauce. The breads accompanying the dishes also differed. After lunch we made the 2-3 hr drive back to Chennai to our new, very nice, hotel – Somerset Greenways in the Southern part of Chennai. Sunday, ...
... to and to think I criticize the French... Seriously 4 or 5 times I've had queue for a train ticket. Where men just quite casually step in front of you without looking back.. now being pretty English in that respect, i could not understand how they could dare be SO rude and more importantly how would i ever get to the front of the queue??! The thought of pushing to the front was more ghastly than getting pushed out the way... Mum was fuming which meant the rest was up to ...
... of India.
And speaking of “abnormalities”, there is trash lying on the streets in many parts of the city. I was done with a water bottle and banana yesterday and asked someone outside a building where the garbage was. He just motioned for me to throw it along side of the building. There was a random pile of trash building up. It felt so wrong, but I didn’t want to carry around a plastic bottle and ...