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... after the other so we had constant service at our table, once we finished one course the next was brought immediately. We swam in the pool even though it's pretty overcast today (it's super humid here though). We're thinking about going down to the spa either today or tomorrow for some traditional massage treatment and body wraps, it's a little expensive but I hear from everyone that ...
... in the evening, however shortly before leaving it was time for our weekly conference call with JLP back in the UK. We caught up with Andy for around 20 minutes, briefly running through the week's highlights, any issues we have (there are none!) and so on... It was then back to the hotel for a very quick turnaround before heading straight to the airport to catch our Indigo flight to Delhi! We allowed plenty of time and were through security in ...
... to the grocery store.
On the last day, we visited the zoo where I had my first and hopefully last eastern style washroom experience. No worries; I didn't take any photos of that. We also visited the sustainability museum where two women are making efforts to educate visitors about how to be personally responsible and make an effort to preserve the environment.
Defy social norms,
... religious pilgrims. Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country and there are a lot of sacred Buddhist sites in India, so a fair number of Thais visit India on religious pilgrimages. I tried to talk to these Thais in Thai, and rather than compliment me on my Thai as most Thais do, they pretended to be unable to understand me. It was a bit unfriendly of them. Even if my Thai is not very good, I’m sure they could have understood me if they wanted to. ...
17th - we awoke early for our flight to Chennai. Arrived at 7am and spent most the day sweltering in 42 degree temperatures with 95% humidity! Managed to book onward train travel for India (impossible to do outside of the country), grabbed some impossibly good chicken tandoori and biriyani, did a fly-by tour of the city by Tuk Tuk, before catching our 19:45 train to Kerala. We had no idea what to expect from the train journey, since the only seats available were in 3rd sleeper class, we ...