Travel Blogs from Karaikudi
... hooters, inches away from the car in front, people driving on the wrong side of the road... Yes - actually coming towards us!!! We had to try not to look. When we got into the hotel we saw Uncle Guy and my cousin Stephen. We thought we'd be meeting them a bit later as their flight landed earlier than ours. The only thing with arriving this early is, unfortunately, mum had forgotten to mention that we were coming in this early... Check in ...
... wait is over an hour in the Immigration line because so many flights have arrived simultaneously. Finally, we get through, collect our bags and find Amalan, our friend from Villanova grad school, cheerfully waiting for us in the parking lot. At midnight.
Amalan has arranged an apartment for us and we drive through light traffic (at ...
... dfferent style, Horses began to appear, large Pottery horses, all sizes and colours but still no sign of the real thing. Like the Indian Lion and Tiger, it would seem that horses were a vanishing species.
We turned off the main road and the pace of life dropped instantly as we approached a tidy little village with brightly painted thatched cottages and cleanly swept yards. Then we noticed ...
... br> One of the things that has happened in the last few weeks is a change in the climate... we are now in monsoon season. In the first instance, this has brought enormous relief to the stifling 35 degree days and things have cooled down a little. However, with it, it has brought thousands of bugs (beetles, 10 different varieties of flying ants, crickets, flies, midges, mosquitoes), a lot of power cuts and at times some fairly frightening lightening.
The bugs are awful ...
... manyana manyana’ – we are now going to do things my way. I’m talking army style planning and organisation, objectives, schedules, meetings and action plans! (Anyone that knows me will appreciate that this is the way I like to work however it is so different to the ‘Indian way’ that I think I may have to fight a little to ensure it happens!)
Just to clarify what I mean when I say the ‘Indian way’. It is:
- Room service
- Free parking