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It seems that the more I travel, the more hours I can fit into one day. I mean, yes I'm not THAT bad at maths, I realize that there is only 24 hours in a day. However, I left London at 9pm on Thursday, and it still feels like the very same day. Although, it's not. It's now Friday, 1.20am and I'm now lying on a questionably clean bed, under a rather noisey, yet very breezy fan with a fluorescent light illuminating the basic standard room. Welcome to India. Today, ...
... is just an hour plus twenty minutes circling time in the clouds as we are sixth in line to land. I am so full of cold it is playing havoc with my ears and my nose feels like it has been rubbed with sandpaper. All the tissues have been used up and I have reverted to our emergency roll of Andrex. What do Indians do when they have a cold we wonder? We have searched extensively and cannot find any on sale anywhere, (tissues, not Indians with colds, that is).
... I think he regretted waving to us!! When we told him what had happened to the rings he said that we should have bought the more expensive rings and then that wouldn't have happened! Cheeky thing! He then started trying to persuade us to change the rings for a more expensive ring but we insisted we wanted our money back. He then told us that it was unlucky for a shopkeeper to give money back to the first customer that comes in. Yeah right!! He was just trying it on. So ...
... get one, but we hired a pre-paid taxi right away and they easily spoke english, which made the negotiations easy. Further to this, the owner of the home that we were staying in, was by his phone waiting, just in case the driver needed extra directions, which in fact he did. The ride was full of sights and sounds, twists and turns. I think if anyone, who was not born in this city, tried to manoeuvre around, they would have been driving in circles, ...
... Mofussil Bus Terminus, CMBT - 7km West of the City)
✆ 23455858 ✆ 24794705
Buses 15 or 15B from Parry’s Corner or Central Station; Rs 4, 40mins
Bus 27B from Anna Salai or Egmore Station; Rs 4, 40 mins
Auto-rickshaw; Rs 120 for the same ride ...