My first day

Please note I have a lot of links to Wikipedia in here, try them out!!

So, it’s my first real day here in India.  I’m in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  I had about 4 hours sleep from when we landed.  We got up and went around town with a driver, and Dr. V’s wife’s nephew, Rom, who was our guide.

First off…NEVER drive in India, just don’t.  Not worth your life.  Imagine if Americans, Particularly Pittsburgh Americans decided that road laws were “guidelines” or even less, a suggestion.  If drivers weren’t as talented as they were.  We’d be dead (and yes my dear, we’re fine, I’m fine, we’re all fine!).  Not to mention, you add every other vehicle is a three wheels motor taxi, and every other vehicle after that is a motorcycle.

For example:  We flipped a U in a break in the wall, and I was on the Passenger side, front seat: this was oncoming traffic:

Later I saw the cows, and the goats.  Oh, and I loved the picture of the woman carrying her  3 yo on the back of the bike.  I’d never be able to do that at home, I’d be disowned.

Bike on the Road

Now you may or may not remember that Cows(and goats by some kind of extension) are holy to the Hindu, so there are these random cows and goats, that do not belong to anyone in particular that wonder around.

So, our first destination was a couple temples in the area, Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai, a beautiful temple of Shiva with many other gods associated with it inside.  We weren’t aloud to take pictures inside, so just a few outside shops.

Later we went to the Shore Temple one of the oldest temples in this area, built a LONG time ago.  I have to go get on the train, so I’ll write more later, and update this post.


Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to My first day

  1. Your Wifie says:

    It sounds too dangerous there. You had better come home. ;) Or at least call your wife once in a while…

  2. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is needed to
    get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or information would
    be greatly appreciated. Cheers

  3. Hildred says:

    Excellent site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays.

    I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  4. Lisette says:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am
    experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot subscribe to it.
    Is there anyone else having similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond?

  5. Tamela says:

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article
    author for your site. You have some really good articles and I believe I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off,
    I’d absolutely love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link
    back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested.
    Many thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>