Madras Hotel Ashoka
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... and priests. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern skyscrapers. The music is classical and western, to the growing nightlife in the city. You can find a traditional Bharatanatyam school or salsa dancing and music of a vineyard / violin or guitar / secondary battery in almost all districts of the city. Chennai reflects its traditionalism checks every December when the season is in full ...
... and at the equivalent of £23 for this journey, the clientele are very different from those you would be travelling with in sleeper... My cabin buddies are a guy who works and lives in Malaysia, and a couple from Punjab whos daughter is in university in OZ and will do her PHD in Manchester!
So the last few days have been pretty cool, today me and Darren watched yet another movie "Fury" a WWII tank movie starring Brad Pitt. It was OK, not my kind of film, I mainly went for ...
The final day in Chennai arrived and after the usual breakfast (ordering 4 omelettes and only three arriving etc) it was time to head to work in the G Wagon for the final time! Today was Ethnic dress day! Cognizant bought the girls sarees and the guys a doti. Ruha and co spent the best part of an hour dressing us 4 girls... Sarees are incredibly hard to put on (especially if you have never worn or ever had to out one on). The first challenge was putting on the saree blouse and under ...
... the response also including an additional splay of fingers, which also showed up in their dancing! Truly fascinating, or at the very least highly amusing to me :). It was dark when I came out and my driver was there to take me around a bit. We headed for the waterfront and got me some bottled water and a bite to eat from a little street vender, a sort of pastry puff and a samosa broken up and then a lentil soup (dhal) was poured over the top. It was quite yummy. Then ...
... enough to stay. There was an interesting sign in front of the MGM, which is in no way related to the MGM in the USA.
Our trip back to Kumbakonam was smooth, I visited the home of a friend from college and then went to Raya’s Grand where the Managing Director was kind enough to give us his room to rest till our train at 11:40 PM. Our pilgrimage gave us a sense of satisfaction. I don’t think I will ever be able to do it again under the same ...