Madras Hotel Ashoka
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... it a little bit before I went to Chile, but it never really hit me in Chile. I think this is because I have spent some years studying Spanish and Latino culture, so I had a really good idea of what I was going to get myself into.
I was farrr from prepared for India. You can see a simplified graph of culture shock that I uploaded in the photos. Although it has a much longer time-frame, I think I have felt some of the effects in the ...
... our hotel but unfortunately we hadn't found it) the food was amazing and was in a lovely outdoor setting. At the end of lunch it was time to say goodbye to Sriki and Vijiy :( this was very sad as they have been amazing hosts and we have really got to know them over the past 4 weeks. We will certainly be staying in touch. For our final afternoon we ventured to the shore temples and Dakshin Chitra to complete our tourist list of things to do and see in Chennai. The shore temples ...
... day, and doesn’t look that interesting anyway, so carry on toward the Pasar Seni station, past the elegant, Islamic-styled, government offices, and get directions to the Central Market which we can see, but not sure how to reach.
The Central Market is full of the usual tourist trap merchandise, but it is, at least, air conditioned, so we hang around a while, then head back towards Pasar Seni, passing through a shopping street ...
... main advantage to staying at cheap hotels. And, should I ever find myself in jail, I now have an idea of what to expect.
Chennai, Wednesday, 13 March, 2013
What an AMAZING night I had last night. I had gotten used to the simplicity of my room. In fact, the place kind of grew on me and I was feeling quite at home there. I went to bed at 10pm, hoping to recover from my poor night’s sleep last night. It wasn’t to be. Somehow I ...
... every day. To the point that I can barely hold a converstation (probably partly to exhaustion). I want to write another entry about the ideals and the daily routine of Sadhana (which means spiritual practice or transcending ego) but that will have to be for another time. It is lunch now, and the bell has rung.
For now, know I am happy, safe, through slightly tired. And can't wait until I get back up off my feet, and out of my bed. :)