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Outside Looking In — Lydian Shipp
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Outside Looking In — Lydian Shipp

The sounds here are intoxicating. Downstairs (or down the hall, I can’t tell) I can hear the sounds of drums and flutes playing vibrantly, and the murmur of many people’s voices. Occasionally, I’ll hear a car horn from outside going, wee-o-wee-o-wee-o. And then a bird cooing in the distance. And people shouting to each other from across the courtyard down on the bottom level of the apartment complex. The ...
Jogging in Chennai, India
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Jogging in Chennai, India

We'd traveled primarily in northern India before going to Chennai in the south. In all of the cities we'd seen in northern India, the presence of other people, weird traffic patterns, cows, and trash made jogging outside impossible. But in Chennai, we stayed at an apartment complex with a very clean parking garage around which we jogged each morning. ...
Chennai Tourism: Waiting for a Taxi at 5am in Chennai
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Chennai Tourism: Waiting for a Taxi at 5am in Chennai

While waiting at 5am for a taxi to take us to the Egmore train station in Chennai for our trip to Pondicherry, we interacted with a thin (but sweet) black puppy outside our vacation rental.Related Posts:Pondicherry India Tourism: Lost in Translation with John (video)Pondicherry India Tourism: Chennai to Pondicherry Train (video)Pondicherry India Tourism: Auroville (video)Chennai, India ...
Bus Ride in Chennai
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Bus Ride in Chennai

On intracity Indian buses in Chennai, the women sit on one side and the men on the other. Since there weren't any seats on the women's side of the bus, Lydi and I stood. There was room on the men's side, so John got to sit while he took this video.We walked about halfway from our vacation rental in Chennai to the Kapaleeswarar Temple on the other side of the city as our outing on this day. Related ...
Intracity Bus in Chennai, India
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Intracity Bus in Chennai, India

John got a front row seat on this bus in Chennai, India where he was able to get a good view of the Indian traffic and some excellent footage... Related Posts: A Day in Chennai: Walking to Kapaleeswarar Temple (video) Chennai Tourism: John Sits on the Wrong Side of the Bus (video) Chennai Tourism: View of India Traffic from the Front of the Bus (video) Chennai Tourism: View of India Traffic from the ...
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