My very first trip into the Tamil heartland... and I adore this place already.
There I was fretting for the past 2 days about this trip to Chennai... thinking... " Damn Im gonna be all alone in that godforesakin city!dont know a soul... and people talking strange! I'm gonna die"
In all honesty...the minute I peeped out of the plane window and caught a glimse of the beautiful South coastline... I was smitten. Aerially... this is amongst the most stunning views I've seen. The houses are interspersed with thick trees... and the whole city seems to be shrouded in mystery... exciting!
I got into the taxi and was introduced to Tamil music on Tamil Radio City. Didnt understand a word... but truly fascinating!
I love the feel of the south... the non stop traffic... endless stream of bikes... and crazy amounts of outdoor hoardings.
I checked into Ambassador Pallava... Typical.
Pampered myself to a meal of Malabar fish and rice with papad... and I was content.
In the evening... plan to explore the night life in Chennai with a friend....
Lessons from this visit: Dont judge a book by it's cover!
Chennai...here I come ! :)