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chennai

March 5th, 2010 · No Comments

the last sign said it was still 22km to go. the next thing i knew i was already in the city.  it took me two hours to get to the center. nice and slowly, for safety and to have a look at some of the colonial buildings.

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i found a guesthouse of the salvation army and set out to buy my ticket for the andamans. i was running around for quite a while and nobody seemed to know where i can find the place. when i finally got there it was already closed.

i heard that it could be some trouble to get a ticket. but the next morning i just had to hand in some copies of my documents and off i went with the ticket in my hand.

for the rest of the day i just strolled around the streets, enjoyed the watermelon and fruit stands and had to make a photosession with these lovely kids…

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food and drinks are available everywhere and in broad variations. but beware of the “painapple”

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the beach in chennai is the largest sand beach in asia. still it feels crowded especially at sunset.

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i met david on that beach and we went to some carnival in the evening.

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there was lots of singing and dancing and some roundabouts and cotton candy which i didnt expect to find in india. there were also some merry-go-rounds at the beach which were still hand-operated by the owner himself. sometime you go places and sometime you travel back in time…

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