Instagram Roundup (Part III) – India
I went to the same chai stand every morning and stood around with the commuters to enjoy my little cup.
My home base for my seven weeks in India was Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Madras. Chennai is the fourth-largest city in India and boasts the 11th longest beach in the world. And that’s about it, which is why I enjoyed my time there. I didn’t need to accomplish anything. Instead, I walked to the same chai stand every morning. I established a little routine. And I left feeling that I got a taste of life as a local. Here are some highlights…
an offering to the earth in front of a home to celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal
sweet street kitties
saris drying in the sun
celebrating the Patriots Super Bowl win with a giant cafe latte at an American-style cafe
another common street scene
I saw this bull on my daily walk to the chai stand. He seemed quite friendly.
another daily stop was this vegetable stand to buy a banana
On my last day in Chennai, I took a stroll on Marina Beach, the 11th longest beach in the world.
browsing beautiful saris at a department store on my last night in Chennai