On the move, then day by the pool

On the move, then day by the pool
Mamallapuram, India

Mamallapuram, India


We had a sleep in today, which I used to catch up on emails and Facebook. I had fried eggs at the hotel restaurant for breakfast, the first runny eggs I’d had in weeks. I missed it so much. Grabbed some snacks before a hectic tuk tuk ride to the train station. A lot of the roads were closed for a festival parade. Then 7 hours of train travel followed by 2 hour bus ride. Next morning, we started with a 6am yoga class. With such a diverse group it was interesting to see people’s flexibility and balance. It’s been a while between stretches for me, so I was pretty good in some poses, but one of the worst in others. After breakfast, some wandered to the beach. I opted for a nap, but not before buying some wifi. At lunchtime, I joined my roommate and others out by the poolside, reading and relaxing. There were optional activities like lunch at a nice hotel, and a visit to a seashell museum (yawn), but I much preferred chilling out. Dinner was seafood specialty Moonrakers down the road from the hotel. They even brought out the live crabs to look at. I had prawn butter masala and coconut rice, which was so tasty and just what I felt like. Some other people had issues with their order, but I really enjoyed mine. We wandered around looking at the shops for a bit (the girls went on a spree at one clothing place) before calling it a night.