Sunday, 21 August 2011

Infinite train journey, part 2

17th August 2011

Awake at 6am to the sound of someone selling chai and coffee again. I packed and prayed for the train to be running on time - I just wanted to get off! Chatted to Arvind, my train neighbour, who was traveling with his family back to his home in Bangalore - his journey was 44 hours! Also got chatting to the guy from the bunk above me who was on a 24 hour train journey just for a meeting in Bangalore.

8 cups of chai, 1 7up, 4 litres of water, 2 massala omelets, 2 vegetable biryanis, a vegetarian curry and 2 packets of malted milks later.. I arrived in Chennai - on time!

I actually didn't plan this very well as Chennai is a big city and I only have two days to check it out. One of the main things here is St Georges fort which was unfortunately closed due to some VIP visiting so I just went to the beaches, saw a few monuments near the beaches and a couple of temples.

There was a camera crew on Elliots beach filming for a Bollywood movie.

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Pretty crazy to see the mammoth train journey plotted on a map!


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