The Checkers Hotel
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... gave us an overview of the British rule here. The Tamil Nadu parliament now occupies these old buildings. We then visited a section of the Chennai Museum to view dozens of bronze sculptures of the 'Dancing Siva'. We recently returned 'ours' from the National Gallery as it had been allegedly stolen. Don't know why when there are hundreds already here. Sorry ! Then onto our hotel through the chaos. Even passed a road called Ghandi-Irwin Road ...
... isn't pronounced like that at all, but is spelt that way. They all said it to each other until one finally said manamsjdhfhfunr or something to similar extent and they all breathed a sigh of relief and agreed with one another that this was where we were going. 'Ok follow me, follow me' they chanted. We followed. We were led right onto a lovely air conditioned coach, with underneath storage and a seat each! This was unlike any bus ride I have had in India. Last time we were crammed in ...
... grim lunch we decided to hire a taxi for the afternoon and venture to Express Avenue (shopping centre) and a slightly classier restaurant. After a few dodgy U-turns, windowless buses, a family of 6 on a moped, nearly colliding with a tuk tuk and a whole motorway smiling and waving at us we arrived at the Mall. Mr taxi driver arranged to meet us in the same location we were dropped off at and to ring him when finished. The Mall was ...
I am playing a bit of catch up! Not sure where the days go but the last few have been pretty great! I think the last time I touched base, I was about to head off on an overnight train to Chennai. Well happy to report that each time I take one these trains, I seem to sleep a bit better which is great! This train was actually one of the best. The only downfall is that there seemed to be a slight "la cucaracha" problem. I ...
... to us that Jwala was a one off. It did. The Udhavi homes were
lovely. They totally restored our faith in humanity. We played with the boys
from the Udhavi home in their big garden before heading over to the girl’s home
for more of the same. It’s hard to explain the contrast in the 2 charities,
even the atmosphere was different. It’s also hard to skip into an upbeat
paragraph after reliving the events from Jwala.
We went back to Jwala ...