Lemon Tree Hotel, Chennai
Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
... in the end I got a very nice camera bag and learned that in India you need to keep asking until you get what you want. Killing a little more time we stopped and had a Café Latte at Café Coffee Day and then headed back to the hotel as Zahra and Mike had to head off to the airport as Chennai was their last stop with us.
In the meantime Amanda was able to get Josh fixed and arrived back at the hotel in time to join us for dinner at ...
For our tour, we chose “Kanchipuram: City of a 1,000 Temples”, which was for the whole day. It took us about 2 hours to reach our first destination. As we first drove through the very crowded city, of which we had to take detours due to many places of construction for a new subway system, we noted the many signs of poverty, rubbish, dirty, tons of people, many cars, trucks, auto rickshaws and cattle wandering in ...
... music being played from rooftop restaurants and cafes and smells of the slowly cooking seafood. What a contrast those 2 hours made. Unfortunately again I was to get abit hustled when getting a room for myself as all the cheap places had been booked out, however at least this time I got abit of a nicer place for my money. After settling on a place I had another well needed cold shower (Tamil Nadu is stupidly hot & humid) before heading out ...
... eventually possess a stately home with twenty bedrooms (even though I would only need three) as well as four cars (even though I would only need one) and then look down upon everybody else. My spirits were lifted after this sudden vision and despite spending so much time on the bus, I still found the tour interesting. I was particularly impressed with the visit to the tribal village which involved stopping at the side of the road, waving at the oncoming kids, and then driving ...
... as they all seem so broken and resigned and I don’t want to seem oblivious to it or disrespectful of the fact.
This evening Suresh brought his daughter (four months old!) and his friend Pavan (who is also visiting from New York) to the Sheraton and we dined at the buffet since I get 50% off of food thanks to my employee status. It was great to be with familiar faces in such a distant country, especially when my mind is still not comfortable with the idea of being here ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service