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Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
Today is Tuesday the 13th of August. I just finished doing Face Time with Ben. I have been out of the loop for a few days and thought that I would use the opportunity to catch up. We arrived in Chennai late on Friday evening. We met up with our driver who took us to the apartments that we had arranged to use for this week. I had started to develop …
... Baileys to it....he looked at us weird and then gave it to us anyway.For lunch I ordered a sandwhich and fries. The fries were delicious and the sandwich wasn't bad.....I was uneasy about eating the meat in it.......it was called "turkey ham"......but I ate it anyway. Unfortunately, I am sorry to report that it was a HORRIBLE DECISION! I have been paying for it for 24 hours know......sick sick sick. I shouldve known better than to eat it.......Leason Learned.
... We did all this again and more this morning on our official tour. This time we heard the history which put more meaning around the trip.
The tuk tuk trip was a bit of a blast - nudging here,sneaking through there. We finally arrived home in one piece.
This afternoon after the morning tour, we hit the streets to do some Chennai street photography. The kids are cute and busting to have their photos taken, we saw up to 5! on a scooter, ...
... like that are OK here, so that was pleasant for him. I also think I saw a mouse scuttling about, which was odd, I have yet to encounter any wildlife on FGW or c2c. There were some stunning views though from the train, punctuated by the seeming perpetual smell of burning or manure. Luckily, someone offered us the bunk above ours as they had booked it and were only using it to keep luggage on, so Jason slept spooning an Indian strangers ...
Chennai's Central Railway station is HUGE. I make my way out through the sea of people, and head over to the nearby city bus stand. Now where is bus 15B? Wait, I see 15A. Close enough. I literally jump on, because for some reason at this bus stand the bus drivers don't like to make a full stop. I was quite amused as man, woman, and child would make a mad dash towards each bus, hopping on like it was no big deal.
I ask around if 15A would get me to the Central ...
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