Today is our final day in India, this trip. Tonight we fly to Hong Kong. Early tomorrow morning we have a brief layover in Thailand.
Our work in Hong Kong will focus on Disability issues. I have been thinking about my workshop in Hong Kong and writing my thoughts at Gimp Stories, my Disability focused blog. I am looking forward to meeting those who have chosen to work with me.
I just had lunch at the veg restaurant across the road from our gust house. As seemingly always, the food was excellent and inexpensive, and the staff was friendly. I have intended to take photos of meals, and have mostly failed. Above is a deep dish pizza Indian style; below is a photo of lunch in Kochi. Maybe I will do better in Hong Kong.
Chennai is a city of contradictions: poverty and wealth, deeply held spiritual practices and senseless violence, respect for women and elders and brutal assaults against them. It is also a growing city. In 2009 there were an estimated 4,5000,000 people here. Today, estimates range from 5 to 8 million. Yet, even as it grows, it seems to maintain a center and an identity.
As always, I leave with a deeply rooted appreciation for those who make our stays here pleasant, fulfilling, and memorable. My heart-felt thanks to all of you.
3 thoughts on “Last Day in India”
Hope you enjoyed your stay in India 🙂
“Chennai is a city of contradictions: poverty and wealth, deeply held spiritual practices and senseless violence, respect for women and elders and brutal assaults against them…”
It appears that no matter how far one travels, one always encounters a little bit of home.
Thank you, Michael for your continued travelogue.
The food looks delicious! The visit sounds mixed, but mostly wonderful. Enjoy Hong Kong!