We got here a few days early, finished packing Zippy for the flight home, and are now “enjoying” a real Indian city, Chennai. It is seven million people and not very well organized.
We’re in an area called Pallavaram, a mix of mostly low end hotels, open markets, mixed businesses, a few beggars, wandering shitting cows, mostly mud streets (the monsoon just hit) and the constant noise of all manner of vehicle horns, and a few bicycle bells.
More to come here later. Here is a sample of a reasonably orderly scene just as school let out.