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December 14th 2016
Published: December 16th 2016
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View from the hotel courtyard gate
Our hotel in Chennai had Buffet breakfast included in our room rate so we sampled the main breakfast options.

Masala Dosa, Idli with Sambar and Vada's. Add a little of what is termed chutney and it wasn't too bad.

A quick look outside the hotel and a chat to the front office guys convinced us we needed to get out of Chennai. Limited power, no Internet, no banks open and credit cards not being processed due to connection problems.

We organised some rupees through the Hotel and a taxi to our originally planned destination, Mahabalipuram. We couldn't make any booking so headed south heading for the Hotel we had cancelled while in Singapore.

We planned to stop at a couple of Art Cooperatives but only found one open. Both were tricky to find because the signs on the street had blown down.

Some very impressive modern art in the one we visited.

We arrived in Mahabalipuram after a couple of hours driving. Things were marginly better there, the Internet was intermittent and the Credit Card machines worked some times. At one stage we had to climb up 4 stories on to the roof of the hotel to try and get a cell signal..a very funny and unusual place to be transacting business.

After a late lunch and a swim we had a nap which lasted until about 3am. A few long days and a bit of jet lag had caught up on us.

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Large trees down

This was typical across the city
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Random Street photo from Taxi window

This was a-typically modern construction.
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Shelley under a Banyan tree

These trees were bought to India from Arabian so they are all very old.
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Late lunch

Thalli and Masala Dosa late lunch.

16th December 2016

Great read
Hi guys, well this is fun reading your blog, you are a man of many talents DB! Real adventure tourism by the sound of it. X

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