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... of gossip to catch up on! We were soon boarding one of two flights that would take us to Chennai (old name, Madras). Arriving in Chennai we approached the 'pre-paid' taxi service booth I order to not be ripped off and end up at the taxi drivers cousins hotel. Although whist we waited nothing seemed to be happening. Some one mentioned that there were no cars? The old boy behind the counter even found time to shut his eyes for a few minutes! No ...
... that is what i enjoyed the most of it.
I made very sneeky picures haha.
and after that we decide to go for a small drink at the hilton hotel , very sjiek there. dont feel like proper dressed but its all fine i see. so on to coctails than.
so far chennai
with many thanks to rikhia. with you i coulth laugh and have fun. we had those small moments i really enjoyed so much. lets hope to meet again once.
... we pay our room bill. We paid yesterday, we explain, by cash...in order not to waste time this morning. No, he is insistent they don't take cash he wants our credit card despite the fact that Ian point out that our receipt clearly says 'balance zero'. Ian is starting to get irritated. I'd give up now if I were you mate. Ian demands the manager. The night boy now acknowledges we have paid and we leave for the airport.
The drive to the airport takes ...
... a “rose petal” flavor ice cream. It was easily some of the best ice cream I have ever ever had! (and those that know me know I love my mint chocolate chip ice cream!) The flavors, even vanilla, tasted so rich and creamy!
It was nice today because we left the “touristy” stuff behind and experienced good local India! We went shopping! I would describe it as an “underground” India ...
... it to Madras with only an hours delay and an hour between trains so really there was very little time to do anything other than eat, eat, drink something, buy a newspaper and an exercise book, grab a chai and find my seat. I love train stations!
My compartment housed a family of approximately 12 assorted Calcuttans who I'm afraid to say, I refused to swap my seat for. I'm sorry but the journey was 30 hours long and I didn't want to swap my window seat ...