India transport nightmares.

Trip Start Jan 14, 2009
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Trip End Mar 25, 2009


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Where I stayed
the Mars hotel.

Flag of India  , Tamil Nadu,
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So Kingfisher airlines must be drinking it's own beer. After booking a flight to time it perfectly so that I would not have to deal with the shrieking hotel bookies in the evening, they pushed my flight back 3 hours, and there I was, paying way too much for a hotel room in Chennai.
In fact, since they have you over a barrel, and there is nowhere else to go, you cant get away for under 1400 rupees, which is what I pay for a week on the beach at goa, or 2 weeks in downtown delhi. Bastards. Also my Sri lanka flight was for the morning, so I didn't even get to enjoy the fuzzy television, or the dust rising from the slum in the back of the place for all that long.
Why, they even brought me a "gift" platter of some rotted fruit and extorted me for "tip, tip. . " Damn this place to hell, to paraphrase Heston. "It's a madhouse!! A maaaaadddddhhhooouuuse!!" If you might not be able to tell by now, I think I am all done with India. I just can't stand it anymore. The only "spirituality" is just a tourist ruse, it is dirty and run mostly by near-slave labor. I think I'll stick to the mountains and beaches from now on--there's only so many ruins and temples you can see before you get sick of it all. All this right when I realize I am able to drink the water anywhere in India and not get sick. Cruel fate.

Anyway, since I got here to hikkaduwa on the west coast of sri lanka, I'll get to the next installment. That is as soon as I find a place that doesn't charge 180 rupees per hour for internet access. Anyone have a spare ticket from chennai to boston they want to unload cheap?

Maybe I will be in a better mood tomorrow, but I have to go back to the vortex of India in two weeks for another 20 days or so, and I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. Staying in the Pahar Ganj is the most fun I have had this time round. Should have never left.
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crustydrainbow
crustydrainbow on

Wow bro!
I am sending you loving thoughts and harmonius vibrations that you will find all that you need. Your travels are fascinating.
I was just sitting here reading your travels at this internet cafe here in ......
Heheh.
If you can figure out where we met then send me an email at my email address.
Otherwise I will watch your adventures and may the goddess that watches over travellers come to you and make you happy.

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