India – Oct 17

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Today was a day to catch up on sleep and get some shopping done. 

Across from Ed and Janet’s apt is a tiny business that presses clothing. That’s all they do, and they’re good at it. The irons weigh 15 pounds.

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Here’s Janice sharing pictures of her new grandson with the ironing guy’s mother.

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Green coconuts are different than the brown coconuts that we’re used to. The green ones are only good for their milk (?) Some people, like this guy, dump a pile of them on a street corner, and when a passerby wants a drink he chops off the top with a machete, pokes a straw in it and sells it to him. I want to do this before I go (the drinking, not the chopping). Ed says it’s nothing to get excited about.

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The Spencer Mall in Chennai. A happy hunting ground for souvenirs.

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Ed haggling with a clerk. My thought: who needs thermals in Chennai?

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Found Janie’s souvenir!

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Weary shoppers, waiting for our Uber ride to show. Uber works really well in Chennai.

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Statue of Ghandi at Elliott Beach.

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Last leg home was short, so we took an auto rickshaw.

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I scrounged for ingredients at the local food store (150 different kinds of curry, yes; oregano no), and made lime shrimp for the Starkeys.

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