The Mount Manor
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for a good local restaurant and made our way to it.
After Lauren and I ordered our masala dosai (crisp pancakes with spiced mashed potato) we waited for Michel to finish his order. Mid-way through his list of caveats and addendums the elderly waiter got bored, rolled his eyes and wandered off. We quickly got our food and tucked in. Sooooo good.
There has been a rapid reversal in how we judge restaurants. In Cambodia and Vietnam it was possible to ...
... We are starting to feel like second class citizens at this stage, possibly brought on by taking an old, clapped out Ambassador instead of a newer AC taxi.
There is indeed a reception area here, and there are a lot of very well-dressed Indian people, the women in very fancy saris with lots of jewellery, standing around outside when we turn up walking, dragging our bags behind us. Not a very good start to our upmarket stay! We ...
One other interesting artifact - a painting - reportedly painted by St. Luke! Of Mary and Jesus - dating back to 50 AD!
In one of the photos on the website you can see the altar - it says "My Lord, My God" on a glass piece in front of the altar in the photo. You see the dark wood in the center above the altar? This is the cross that Thomas carved before he ...
... the scenic route experience we had opted for!
Seeing Negambo Road on one of the shop fronts we breathed a bit sigh of relief and started looking out for number 842. Unfortunately what we didn’t realize was that the numbering system kept starting from scratch again each time Negambo Road passed into another district…we still had quite a way to go. Eventually Elaine spotted the Ramada tucked away off the main road and shouted for the driver to stop. ...
... though much better than it used to be hear.
A few more insect bites later and we arrive into Chennai, or Madras as it used to be called. At the station we ran the usual gauntlet of people keen to take it out to your destination for four times the actual cost. They are also pretty good at grossly exaggerating the distance. A fine art I believe, and one I am glad we have not mastered at home. Metered Taxis are a genius invention. We found the prepay auto rickshaw booth ...