The Raintree Hotel, St.Mary's
Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras)
We left Port Blair after a snug evening of all four of us in a small bedroom, James on the floor with me in with the kids. Slight mix up on the owners part.
Anyway our flight to Chennai was on time and we arrived promptly. This time we went to the pre-paid governmet taxi desk to get our car into town. Chennai itself isn't a pretty …
Just a quick note to say that we are back on the main land in Chennai and we have just hooked up to the Blog for an update.
Thank you all for your messages and we will try and get back to as many as we can over the next few days. Hope you are all well.
First Indian Train Tomorrow!
James, Fiona, Oscar and Lorcan
Bob opened the safe this morning.
The lats bit of this blog will be devoted to cricket. Fot the non-cricketers I'll let you know so you can cease your involvement.
Bob's on the roof at the pool. I go off to an adjacent hotel to get a haircut and a shave. Well I actually I have my head …
Before I start I've realised i left out a couple of little tales that I should have shared with you.
In Darjeeling and walking through the bazaar Bob was accosted by an Emporium owner.
Pashmina sir, Shawl sir, t-shirt sir. Bob wants to buy his lady friend a pashmina but says maybe later. Wrong answer! This …
Our tour commences with a visit to the local Shiva Temple, a real highlight of the day. We are fortunate to arrive just as a small procession emerges with drums and other instruments to carry some bronze images on a cart around the temple property. It seems auspicious, like the gods have smiled on our tour. I commit my first faux pas of the tour. A …