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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai October 1st 2012

Wow I've done it here in India at last, first impressions, not too sure jet lagged tired, ready to get my bearings in this crazy, people filled land, I read it takes a few days to adjust, well lets see how it goes, I rest my weary head ready to face all India has to offer tomorrow. On opening my bedroom curtains the next morning, I am staying opposite a train station there are people everywhere crossing the tracks, walking down the road, trains with people hanging out the carriages, I am in India, I have arrived. First impressions I have hired a guide for the day, this is my way when I arrive in a large city to see the sights and adjust to the new environment, a guide can take the stress out of ... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai August 17th 2012

I have visited Kipling Cafe earlier... the ambience was nice, the food was good, but one could not but notice that the staff had a sort-of high-handed attitude. I brushed it aside, as I could see that many of the tables were occupied by Americans and Europeans and the staff obviously had eyes and service only for them! A couple of days back, we had guests at home and remembering Kipling, I decided to order home-delivery. We waited embarrassingly for much more than an hour for the food to arrive and when it did, it was cold pizza! The delivery boy and subsequently the manager-on-duty Hari coolly said that the restaurant had been too busy with other orders. When I mentioned that they could have called as I had guests waiting, they seemed to be in ... read more

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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai July 16th 2012

Photo Updates, from 7-16-2012 to 7-18-2012.... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai July 14th 2012

http://goo.gl/maps/l7D3 Check out some of the places I'll be visiting with the link above, by Google Maps.... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai June 26th 2012

After boarding the flight at 245am in Dubai I ate fruit platter and slept till lading. N was watching movies. (Chak De). Reached at 820am. Kathir was waiting at the airport and met us inside the arrival hall. Waited for the baggage and came home by 1015am.... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai April 1st 2012

Sorry for this late backup, but here it is! My friend Sepp arrived in the early morning on my birthday, 23.1., in Chennai. Outside the airport it is (like everywhere) extremely loud due to the much traffic that wants to go to or away from the airport. For people that dont want to flight it was forbidden to get into the airport or you have to pay a visitor ticket. Of course, I didnt buy such a ticket, so I had to wait outside. I had the feeling that Sepp was the last passenger who came out. Immediately a taxi driver came to us. We said we want to have a prepaid taxi. He said, yes, of course he is a prepaid taxi driver, 450Rupees. Very funny. If he were a driving a prepaid taxi, he ... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai March 1st 2012

The drive from Mallaparum to Chennai was not a particularly long one, but we had left early as the truck needed repair work done on it in a garage in Chennai and thus needed to get there as early as possible. This normally would have been fine, but given that we were (most of us anyway) hideously hungover from the previous nights farewell party, an early start was most unwelcome. Already this was starting to be a bad day. Today was always destined to be a sad/bad day however as it was leaving day for many great people whom I had come to know and love. Today we would be saying a sad farewell to the legends that are Sally, Sarah, Bill, Carol, Colin, Marge and Luciana, as well as my very good friends Peter (room ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai January 24th 2012

Travel Period - Mar to Apr 2009 Chennai, Mahabalipuram & Kancheepuram This was my 2nd trip to India. A very short trip indeed. We arrived in Chennai International Airport and our pre-booked vehicle was waiting for us. We had a grand welcome from the hotel (Ambica Empire) - presenting us with garlands :) The check-in was quick and we got settled in our room. The weather was very humid and staying in an air-con room was a neccessity. We had hired a driver to bring us around for our trip. We had lunch (typical south indian Thali) and it was absolutely delicious and cheap! After that, we did the usual touristy stuffs: (1) Spencer Plaza (2) Marine Beach (super crowded) (3) MGR memorial (both my parents were fans of his movies) After this, we went for ... read more
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