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Dec 4, 2010 - Chettinad day two

Day 7- leisure in Chettanid Today is Saturday, the end of our first week here. We had a wonderful day, starting with breakfast near the pool and a walk around town to visit a couple of the huge homes built by the wealthy merchants here. One was from the 1800s and had 3 tons of teak inside. It still belongs to the extended family of the builder but no one uses it so there are 2 caretakers living there and they make a little money from allowing tourists in. The other was newer and is occupied by descendants of the original builder. Life is...

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Dec 3, 2010 - Chettinad

Today I am starting to write the update mid-day as there is much to say even from just this morning. We left our hotel in Thanjavur at 7:15. In case you are interested breakfast has been fresh fruits like pineapple, papaya, and banana, along with yogurt, pastries, and eggs cooked to order. There was even an Indian version of Coco Puffs at the last hotel. Our plan was to visit a school this morning, but because of the recent heavy rains the school was closed. The children sit on the ground in their classrooms, so you can imagine the problem...

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