Hotel Oriental Towers
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... a large room with flat screen satellite TV (which seems to be standard for hotels in the category) and free (good) wifi. The weather has been so hot in the middle of the day that we have needed to come back to the room to cool down and rest - and watch the 2015 World Cup cricket - India won last time in 2011 so the locals are very involved - apparently 1 billion people watched the India v Pakistan game played whilst we were in Chennai. The town is very ...
... welcoming. The musty smell gave me hesitation though. So I walked over to Hotel Susee Park where the staff was the opposite but the room new and fresh. Having a two good alternative, I was able to get good discounts at both places. Dave wanted Susee. He picked the newer facilities over the friendlier staff.
January 24-25, 2015
TRICHY (or Thiruchirapalli)
Hotel Susee Park, 1850Rs
... major feature of the gopuram is a large, red spear running the height of it. We are allowed to take cameras in here, so leave our shoes to be minded, and go in. Of note here were the adjoining figures of Shiva and Kali, who featured in the famous cosmic dance-off. Because Kali was angry at losing, the public has access to butter balls, which are thrown, and stick to her, presumably to cool her anger. Other notable features of the temple are extremely bright colours ...
... so we head down to the waterfront and along to the south end, taking photos of the very ordinary, rock faced seafront with quite a few people walking along it, war memorials, the Ghandi memorial, the lighthouse, a fishing boat at anchor in the choppy sea, locals gazing out to sea, the Catholic Church and colonial buildings. We stop for a while at the popular Le Cafe, right on the seafront, as we’re starving by now, but look like sitting a long time before ...
... as expected) went out the window this morning but after a leisurely breakfast I said my goodbyes and headed off about lunchtime. It felt good to be back riding and once more making tracks to my half way point. I'm hoping to reach Kanyakumari within 4 or 5 days then start heading up the west coast and back towards Delhi.
I'm really hoping that if you're enjoying reading this blog you'll maybe give some thought to my reasons for doing it. Yes I clearly ...