Travel Blogs from Mysore
... trip. By Indian standards of this type of site it was actually pretty good - tidying, clean and informative. It also made for a good walk through town to get there. I must confess on my way there I had eye spied a McDonalds so after the museum I popped in for a fix of western food. I love my Indian food but you do need a break from the same flavours day in day out.
McDs down I headed for the market which was meant to be a ...
... kind of boring except it had a restaurant on the roof the was like a tiki bar crossed with an Indian BBQ place with live Indian music. In the morning we went on a walking tour of Lal Bagh Gardens which is like the Stanley Park of Bangalore. Our guide Vijay was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. After the walk the group went to MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room) for breakfast. MTR is a Bangalore institution and ...
... t need the loo before we got off; that was a little bit too much to expect. All I will say, is never travel anywhere without toilet tissue and wipes.
Clean sheets, pillows and blankets were provided and we had to make up our own beds. At 9:30 folk were beginning to feel tired and headed for their bunk, then was lights out and try and sleep. Most of us managed a few hours, but it wasn't the best.
Morning comes and we reach Chennai, hurray we ...
... detached house set in landscaped gardens. We had a
bit of an orientation walk, then went for lunch. Later we caught the
ferry and went further into the town around the Jewish quarter, which
was interesting. The following morning we got up at 6 so we could get
an auto-rickshaw to the harbour to the fish market, but for some reason
they weren't allowing foreigners into the area, so we went for a walk
instead along the river. Me and Ginger went for a bit of ...
... Hill to see a temple, a very big bull and he even allowed Donna to have a go at driving his tuk tuk. He tried several times to get us into his mates' sandalwood oil shop and silk shop but we gave them both a miss. We then hit the zoo, to ensure we saw a tiger before we left India. We also saw a leopard, which is quite amazing since we couldn't find one in Africa for 7 1/2 months!
That evening we took a bus out to Brindavan Gardens for ...