Rathna Residency Hotel
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... br> Also, feel free to skip this part. I want to put it in because it's my blog and I'll do what I want, but it's basically gonna be a **** tonne of history, and not even the fun kind with torture and heads on spikes and... erm... not that that's fun... yeah... crashing on... But if you do fancy trawling through it, grab yourself a cuppa and a stack of chocolate Hob Nobs and get comfortable...
It began ...
... br> So I put my feet in for 10 minutes and the purpose is to exfoliate your skin, increase blood flow, some other benefits that I don't recall, and just for novelty. My feet actually feel incredible though! Maybe it is because my feet have been so exposed as I have been wearing sandals for most of this trip. Regardless, they feel so clean, smooth, and fresh it's great. But I think this is just an awesome way to take care of your feet ...
... sitting on the floor with their families - all excited to be here.
As you leave the market area, you enter different areas containing shrines to various Hindu gods.
The stories are that When Shiva met and married his new wife, they came here for their honeymoon. Well something like that and every night Shiva and his wife get taken back inside and put to bed together, so it is now popular with young couples.
There is an inner walkway all the ...
... stand before giving up and opting to get an auto-rickshaw. So we approached one driver and he was baffled when we named our destination, even after we provided a street address. So he turned to his fellow drivers for help and pretty soon we had five uniformed drivers in a heated discussion around us. Lauren showed them Google Maps and one driver grabbed her phone and went off around the corner. One of the other drivers suggested I should keep my “eagle eyes” ...
... not exactly her speciality. When she tried to suggest she might help out with exam prep she was told the day before to come in and take a class all day the next day - without any idea what they needed to know or any idea of the age of the class! No thanks!
We coped with challenges like these in one of two ways really. The first was to go away for the weekend so we could leave it all behind (or just the Sunday in most cases given 6-day weeks ...