Le Royal Meridien Chennai
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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 …
... like we do at home. People don’t seem to mind being crammed in together, almost sitting on top of each other, in the train or bus. I guess this stems from having such a huge population (India’s population is set to overtake China’s very soon with no signs of slowing).
India is also a spiritual country. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Sadhus, Gurus. It is all such an integral part of life. Along with cricket!
After a rubbish night's sleep due to the itching we have breakfast and check out of the hotel. Still feeling at a loss as to what to do tourist wise we think a bit of normality would do us good so book a couple of tickets to watch Skyfall at lunchtime. While we waited we decided to mooch around the shops, finding an Internet cafe where we updated the blog for Agra. We poked our noses down some alleyways, had some fresh juice and some chai (tea) and listened to ...
... Our companions left to do some sightseeing and Geoff and I intended to chill just watching the world go by for an hour or so, well that was before a monsoon shower decided to descend from the heavens, if we hadn't moved very smartly we would have been drenched. As fast as the rain came it stopped, so we were able to enjoy our lunch, after we were refreshed we explored the small town and headed back to the hotel to relax. Geoff was going into the ...
... the tigers, lions, giraffes, zebras, a (very smelly!) white-bellied sea eagle, a leopard and a jaguar with electric blue eyes, pacing in his cage. We spot a colorful, strange bird, like an ostrich crossed with a dinosaur, called a cassowary. That’s a new one on us.
We return the bikes and get in line for our tour. Lots of white mini buses line up near ...
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