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Chapter twenty nine - Chennai

sunny 26 °C

Day 121: Chennai, Tamil Nadu 29/01/12

Out for breakfast at the same nice café we ate in yesterday. We try to find a hotel in Chennai and also sort out the best way to get to the airport in the morning. After lunch we grab a tuk-tuk to the train station and catch the very cheap service to Chennai. Only a couple of hours until our last dinner/evening in India…

The train is very hot, very crowded and very full of cockroaches, which all make the journey highly enjoyable. Lucky the journey is only a couple of hours long. Oh, hang on it is over eight hours until we finally arrive in Chennai.

We arrive tired, frustrated and pissed off. I am so bored when we arrive I make up and recite an epic poem about the journey to Chennai Egmore. I get some credit for the phone (easier said than done) and Gemma checks us into a room, which is disgraceful. I get there to find Gemma demanding a refund. India wasn’t meant to end like this!

Eventually find a decent hotel room and have our last night before our early morning departure to Colombo! Despite the frustrating last couple of days in India, we have loved it – we have seen, done, tasted and heard so much and will take lots and lots of great memories from here. Gemma I think is delighted to be having some new food to get her teeth into!

Posted by tevs 04:28 Archived in India Tagged trains india chennai tamil_nadu Comments (0)

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