The Royal Star
Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
... the cab driver and she only had to resort to miaowing at him once! (but that seemed to get across the message of "cats" pretty well). A few hours sleep later and it was time to start the day...! It didn't take long to make a new friend, and for the first time we had someone we'd just met try to follow us into a hotel room to finish the conversation started in the corridor. People are noticeably friendly in comparison to the people ...
... in our room and I told him
what I had seen. We had to go back before the teachers noticed our
absence so made a promise to be alert to catch anymore of these outbursts.
In the mean time we had insisted on getting some activities out
for the girls. The teachers seemed a bit put out by having to dig out a few
colouring books for those who could colour in the lines (the rest including the
3 blind girls were left to sit doing nothing). At least for a couple ...
April 1, 2012 – At Sea Enroute to Chennai, India
After leaving our berth in Phuket and into the channel, the pilot disembarked prior to our ship heading in a southerly course. After clearing the coast of Thailand, we headed north-westerly through the Andaman Sea. During the course of the day the ship passed between Nicobar Islands and Ten Degree Channel marking our entry into the Bay of Bengal towards our next port of ...
... them knowing the address to this blog! :) ) we headed into Delhi for a wander round the markets and a nice leisurely afternoon in the park....oh and a sneaky McDonalds of course!
Today we reverted back into sightseeing mode and discovered a few more of Delhi's sites. Only after a well deserved lie in however...all these early morning get ups for the hospital have nearly finished us off!
We started with the Akshardam ...
... dumped into the Ganges River. After touring up down the Ganges our group went to many different temples throughout Varanasi. One of them was a monkey temple and we were there on the day of worship to the monkey god. It was very strange walking around the temple with hundreds of people worshiping a monkey idol. Also at the monkey temple were hundreds of wild monkeys running around and being fed by the worshipers. Seeing so many people worshiping in a ...