india :: day 2

Day two in India. We hired a tuk-tuk to take us to the beach, for when in a city on the coast of India, it only seems proper to make a visit to the beach. But the tuk-tuk drivers (yes, two drivers - a father and son team) seemed intent on showing us the scenic route, and took us to visit a few temples along the way. At that point, we were having so much fun we had no interest in seeing the beach, so we let our driver show us the city. Here are some of the sights we visited on Saturday. These next few were taken at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Chennai. We didn't have time to go inside, but walked around the grounds outside.

Then our host from Global Volunteers picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the guesthouse, where we will be staying for the next two weeks. Here is my room - charming, comfortable, and cheerily bright. We have our own private bathroom, one room with a shower, sink, and toilet. I have yet to master the Indian-style shower, which involves two buckets and very little water. And none of it hot. However, given that we are blessed with a western-style toilet, I'm not one to complain.

Ok, signing off for the night, in hopes of a semi-complete night of sleep. Goodnight, all.