Somerset Greenways Chennai
Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
For more than two thousand years, the River Ganges--Mother Ganga--has been revered by hundreds of millions of Indians as a symbol of spiritual purity. Originating in the snow-clad Himalayas, the river travels 1,600 miles across the plains of the subcontinent before flowing east into Bangladesh; from there it spills into the Bay of Bengal, along …
... stores and coffee shops. The only thing missing was a directory of all the stores in the mall which would have been really helpful. I was on the hunt for a camera bag and was at first disappointed when the security guard directed us to this little kiosk on the lower floor which sold only point and shoot cameras and SD cards. I asked there if there was another camera store in the mall and got a “no”. Giving up my quest we then ...
... being extremely dirty and loaded with rubbish. The port is the second largest in India, with 61.5 tons of cargo per year going through. Automobiles and software are important exports, with Hyundai and Dell being major ones. The area has dozens of medical and engineering colleges, which are quite populated with students. Children start school at 6 years of age and attend for 12 years. Then college is 3 years with an entrance exam ...
... was almost unbearable, and it wasn’t the oppressive heat and lack of air conditioning that caused my unrest. My feelings of woe were mainly caused by the incredibly posh folk who had sat behind me and made snide comments about the houses in Vietnam compared to their stately homes in England. For the entire journey I felt irritated by their voices, not only because they were posh but also because they were talking loudly and then looking round to see if anyone else was ...
Suresh took us to a local dive (although we have yet to see a single establishment outside of a hotel that resembles anything more that a dive- you won’t even find a pharmacy or dentist office that doesn’t look as if it had been burned, flooded, washed, or painted in the decades they’ve stood) and we enjoyed a few local dishes and washed it down with bottled water, which is the only liquid we are able to consume on this trip. Even a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool