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2nd day in India, starting to explore India~

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I felt refresh in India when I stood in balcony of guest house.. Yes, my Indian trip is going to star!!

I decided flight to India via Chennai instead of Delhi. The primary reason is I really impressed by the temple of Mardurai.. In fact, my original itinerary mainly focus on north India.. After some studied, first step, I wanted to visit Madurai, Thanjavur, Trichy.. however, I found it's almost impossible to visit these 3 cities in 3 days. I couldn't find the best connection.. I started to feel, I won't have chance to visit Madurai, where is my reason here and the oldest temple city with stunning great Shiv temple.. Meanwhile, I will be very happy if I could visit Trichy, where is more close to Chennai and with the biggest Shiv Temple I wanna see.

My first impression of Indian traffic.. non-stop hornning.. not only in traffic, but also nobody wanna give a way..
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The owner of guest house is only one could speak very good English and provide me travel info. however, he said contact him after 10AM.. I decided to explore Chennai by walk from 8AM to see if I could get some travel info.. if not, I will come back too seek for help after 10AM.. There is a lady whom should be God sent to help me~ she saw me helplessly looking for the map.. she came to help me.. she took me to the tourism infomation I planed to visit by Autorickshaw.. and it's just a travel agent, I got nothing there.. after that.. she decided to skip her work at the morning and take me to bus travel agent.. She told me the place we met is not her usual route.. she said she is also a Christian and prayed to God for having a friend few days ago.

Indian Coffee.. serve with 2 cups for pouring coffee back and forth. just for letting it cold.. My opinion of Indian coffee is "very sweet"!!
This morning, she suddenly wanna change her route, then she found me "a new friend".  Therefore, she want to see everything is going well with me..  And she did help me out for traveling the desire destinations and seeing the local at the very beginning..  Amazing God, right??

Me and the kind lady went to breakfast.. we tried very local India food and Coffee, which are great!! Indian Coffee is extremely sweet.. We sperated after buying my ticket and setting up my trip in south India.. She prayed for me and gave me a bible as gift~ She invited me to visit her later coming back to Chennai.. unluckily, I got everything mess up, I couldn't contact her again when I was in India.. I wish I will have the chance to contact her again..

The most amazing thing is I got my night coach ticket to Madurai and back from Thanjavur.

forgot the name of it!!
. Can you see how happy I were? From no possiblity to visit my desire destination to available visiting 2 places.. I felt really relax and had a little tour after buying ticket.. tho the bus stop is far away.. I went to Central Station by bus to look for my trip in North India. I was so impressive by the foregin tourist count.. very helpful for arrange my trip and some tips of suriving in India.. After, I went back guest house to pick up my luggages to airport by keeping them to cloak room.. Yes! I am ready to travel right now~~

ak1215 says:
Yes, I am.. I don't know why I did feel this time God help me a lot.. from the beginning to the last day.. ^_^
Posted on: May 22, 2010
jethanad says:
you are amazing, you accomplished so much on your own !
Posted on: May 22, 2010
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forgot the name of it!!
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