Saturday, September 25, 2010

9/25/2010 - Tourist Day

Today was our first day without some sort of coordinated schedule we were supposed to follow.  It started off with a nice group breakfast.   We then flagged down a few auto rickshaws and visited a couple of temples and a botanical garden. It was a great tour and it was finally nice to get some long distance walking in.  The most interesting part was when our group was leaving the garden.  A group of a 100 or more students came running up to us asking for our pictures.  It really felt like we were famous.  Those in our group who were blond really got pushed for pictures.  We basically had to run out of the place because it was getting to be too much. 

After the garden we when to eat and grab a beer at a place called the Coconut Grove.  We ordered a mix of India and America Food (Masala peanuts and french fries respectively).  After lunch we headed back to the hotel, showered up,  and went to a theater show.

So, what can I say about the show?  Not much.  I didn't understand a word and it was basically two guys telling a story for over an hour and a half.  I must confess .. I did catch up on some beauty sleep.   After the 'show' we went a very upscale district called UB (United Brewery) to have dinner.  We chose an Italian restaurant which was quite good.  We got back to the hotel around midnight.  It was a good day.  
Visiting my first temple

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