Howdy everyone. Today was a pretty
quiet day - a normal wakeup time, a prompt pickup by our business
partner, a half hour drive to the office, perform our review, have a
nice lunch, and drive back to the hotel via a very large Hare Krishna
temple. Same old, same old...
Didn't take any pictures on the way in, because you've seen examples of
everything we've seen - poverty, small ramshackle buildings, some
large IT parks and offices, some nice houses, some shanties. Par
for the course.
Lunch was at a Thai restaurant within the office park where our vendor
is located. Had a very nice buffet including spicy Thai chicken
noodle soup, Thai toast, which is a small triangular vegetable pattie,
along with sweetened lime soda and some other rice and chicken
dishes. Rachel had a sweet chicken and noodle dish, I think
called Pad Thai.
On the way back, took some exciting action photos. Enjoy.
For those of you who enjoy finding locations on a map, I wish you luck
finding my location in this picture:
Many things are advertised on the street which you don't generally see
in the US, like brands of cement, plywood, hydraulic fluid, and in this
picture, electrical outlets. The sign of a growing economy
indicated by construction advertising? Perhaps a new economic
Would you buy tyres or real estate from people in these
It't blurry but I think you can get the idea of what one of the
multitude of roadside Hindu shrines looks like.
A road that leads in from the main highway, to businesses, homes, etc.
These are some of the ever-present "Goods Hauler" trucks. Most go
no more than 30 mph.
We were disappointed we could not get Kentucki chicken at 3 in the
Here are a few shots of the Krishna Shrine, built about 10 years
earlier. Very large, the property easily 1000 feet on a side.
This is the manufacturing plant for a brand of well-known Indian
sandals. I just wish their name didn't mean something else in
english, kind of how Chevy Nova sold poorly in Mexico.
Here are a couple of shots of the state parliament building.
And finally a few shots from the Oberoi, a very nice hotel we are
enjoying very much.