Day 3 - Chennai
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Last nights game didnt get over until 2:00 a.m. so we slepped in this morning. Little did we remember, we told our driver that we wanted him to drive us again today and to pick us up and 9:00, and Erin's company also helped arrange a driver for today that was coming at 10:00. We slept through both hotel calls but got up for the third one. I miss being able to watch the matches in the morning at home...
Today we took a cab that was through Erin's company, our driver was really nice, his English was a little hard to understand but he was nice, and luckily nice about us missing the first time he came, we felt really bad! Today's agenda was to go to a temple in Chennai called Kapaleashwarar Temple which was an abode of the god Shiva.
After leaving the temple we went to a Chinese Indian restraunt because everyone was recomending that we try chinese indian while were here. The restraunt was called Mainland and it was AWESOME! Erin and I ate more food than we have in a long time, the best thing was that everything that we got was amasing.
After sitting around like heffers for awhile we thought we should do some shopping. We went to a mall called Spencer's Plaze which is a 5 story mall with nothing but knock-offs, it was like the Indian black market. They had everything from clothes to electronics. This was fun at first, haggling and getting things for a good deal, but after an hour of people pushing stuff in your face and being right on top of you, it got a little old.
We shopped for a couple of hours and then headed to Marina beach. This is the longest beach in the world. Also, it is the place to be on Sundays. In the late afternoon everyone and their families go there because its cool with the breeze from the ocean. This was the most packed beach I have ever seen. People were everywhere. Once again, we were like a spectical, being the only white people out of thousands of people, we stuck out a little bit. Everyone seemed friendly, just wanting to say hi or shake our hands. Soon after arriving at the beach we saw a group of kids playing a game kind of like marco polo. They would tie a scarf around one person's eyes and then that person would have to try and catch someone else.
Tonight will be another long night for me with the game at midnight, we'll see how tomorrow goes...