Chennai gems

While I was in the midst of endless traffic and tooting horns I came across two gems in Chennai’s back streets.

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The woman who saved me from going around in more circles when I asked for directions.

The first gem was a giant ancient tree in a hotel’s grounds. It was a drop of relief during my errands when I’d been directed in circles, back and forth without finding the ticket office I needed. The second gem was Saravana Bhavan, a restaurant I had encountered in both Vancouver and New York. In every Saravana Bhavan I’ve eaten in, the South Indian food has never disappointed. (And I’ve since found one in Melbourne too).

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A beautiful sight in an otherwise grungy part of Chennai