The one about arrivals and first-days.

And so– here we finally are.  After about 12 hours in transit, we have finally made it to India.

After arriving in Chennai at around 3:30 in the morning, we headed south, towards Auroville, in an 18 passenger bus.  With not enough space inside of the vehicle, our friendly and reliable drivers helped to secure our luggage to the top of the bus.  We drove 1.5 hours south, and stopped in a beautiful village called Mamallapuram where we are breakfast and visited several beautiful stone temples.

By the time we headed towards our guest residence, it started pouring rain.  We pulled over and bartered for a tarp to protect all of our luggage, which was still on the roof of the bus.  Luckily we were able to get one up, and made it to the to the guest house, safe and sound.

A long journey, a beautiful day, and many more adventures ahead.  Too tired to articulate, I cut my film footage from the day in to a video-blog.  I hope you enjoy it!

2 thoughts on “The one about arrivals and first-days.

  1. So glad to hear, AND see you made it to India safely!

    Wishing you all a wonderful time and many great adventures.
    I am looking forward to reading your blog posts in the next weeks.

    Susanne

  2. Hey Jamie! Looks like you’re having a great time so far 🙂 Can’t wait to see more video.

    Your Mom loves you!!!!
    XXOO

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