Auto rickshaw, Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Restaurant, St. Thomas Church, Texas Fiesta, Andy and Bess Dinner
Ben set his alarm clock for 6:30 a.m. but woke up at 6:00 a.m.
This meshed well with his strategy for rapidly shifting his body clock to Inidan time.
After a lovely shower, Ben dressed and found the home office with wi-fi access.
While Ben emailed, Andy made tea with honey and milk, and then Bess brough up cafe au lait
and small bowls of steel cut oatmeal with dried blueberries, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
After breakfast Ben and Bess took an
Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple.
Here is a portion of that trip -- this really gives you the flavor of Chennai.
(If you have a fast Internet connection, definitely try the HD mode!)
After visiting the temple we walked 6-8 blocks to
(a chain with 21 restaurants in Chennai)
and had a very filling meal of yummy
(Ben liked the potato-filled ones best of all).
After returning home, Ben started to upload the 1.4Gb HD video (see above)
(the Canon PowerShot S95 is fantastic)
-- YouTube estimated it would take over 700 minutes to upload.
Then Ben took a quick shower and caught an
to Andy's office, then Andy and Ben went to a small charity launch event at
a one-year old Tex-Mex restaurant founded by an Indian who spent six years in the US working in IT.
Then it was back home for dinner with several of Andy and Bess' friends.
Ben started to get sleepy during dinner, but stayed awake.
Dinner was a mixture of cuisines, all very nicely prepared, and Ben had one beer...a
Ben did a bit more email after dinner and then fell sound asleep about 10:30 p.m.