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First Impressions Of India

My first three days in India were spent in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to a friend in New Zealand, I had a taxi driver organised to drive me around for my first week. It was a relief not having to worry about transport while I started to adjust to my new surroundings and how things work in India. It took me six visits to Airtel over three days to get a mobile number up and running, there were constant stares, no foreigners in sight and I was often being stopped in the street, it was overwhelming. But after three days I started to get my confidence on how things operated and I began to relax and enjoy the sites.  Here are my favourite pictures from those first few days.

My first few hours in India were greeted by the evening traffic and the challenge of how to cross the road!

My first few hours in India were greeted by the evening traffic and the challenge of how to cross the road!

Government Museum

Government Museum

San Thome Cathedral, where the tomb of St Thomas the apostle lies.

San Thome Cathedral, where the tomb of St Thomas the apostle lies.

San Thomas Cathedral

San Thomas Cathedral

Theosophical Society

A spot of painting at the Theosophical Society

St Thomas Mount

St Thomas Mount and views of Chennai

Sri Ramakrishna Math

Sri Ramakrishna Math

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

My first temple visit, Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Sunset at Marina Beach

Sunset at Marina Beach

Chennai Icecream Anyone for tea? DSCF0703 Marina Beach

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