The Checkers Hotel
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... the currency of India and Hyrule. Think of 1 Rupee being equal to 1 pence. It's not the exact exchange rate but close enough in the name of simplicity. So to convert Rupees into pounds sterling, just add a decimal point, thus 240 Rupees becomes £2.40. After walking around for the best part of the day, and by sheer coincidence, 1/3 of the distance back towards my hotel, i decided to get a rickshaw the rest of the way. Auto rickshaws would be to give them their full name, ...
This was not the city center and the place seemed a little run down to me. We checked the rooms and they were not up to expectations. It was a run of the mill type of guesthouse which would perhaps work for a bunch of guys travelling together, not for families.
He didn't quite know where to take us and so based on my friends previous visit ...
... as a thank you for the day, but Ashmitha wouldn’t let us and paid for all three of us... these guys are so friendly!
We stayed a while chatting and making the most of the free WiFi before we realised it was starting to get dark, so started to make our way back to the train station. On the way we stopped at a “health food” shop who were selling so much western food we almost went crazy and bought everything... they had lindt, olives, ...
... and I said maybe we need to turn back as we may have missed a sign. Mum said "no let's carry on". So we did, following signs to Terminal 3, thinking that's a near enough number! Still no signs for Terminal 2. We arrived a the drop off point for Terminal 3 and I said I would get out and ask someone. So I found someone official looking and as I was saying that we needed Terminal 2 he started ...
... handing out Calypso cup drinks as we walked by :-) ahh, memories! Pondicherry had chalk designs. Mamallapurum have broken/smashed fruit scattering the streets outside gates and doorways of buildings. We learn that this only happens once a month after the first 'dark night' on the moon cycle. People take a big fruit and smash it on the street to clear their sins. The fruit looks like a melon but is red in the centre. It's a fruit is not edible. We had a walk along the beach and came ...