While we're out sightseeing a floral arrangement appears in the bedroom. Chrysanthemums on top, a bit of palm frond for a tail and some white, soft , wispy material as a base. '' Quite remarkable " says ' the font ' once the shock of discovery has worn off. The front desk clerk asks if we like it. We lie.
Our last dinner in Chennai.Time to order a 'flavourful' curry.' Angus attracted by the word 'Yetti '. 'The font 'wonders aloud if it might be too spicey. Angus replies along the lines of ' how spicey can a prawn curry be ? '.Two mouthfuls later he knows. Was the clue in the word ' flavourful ', ' chillies ' or ' spices ? ' The loss of vision is temporary.
The small print at the botttom of the winelist - All prices are inclusive of 62.94% government taxes . '' This is a Christian country " says the wine waiter by half hearted way of explanation. This answer is, to say the least, puzzling on so many different levels. There'd be a revolution in Scotland if they ever try to tax booze at those rates.
Up at four. At the airport at five . We hand over our pre-printed boarding passes. '' Your flight is cancelled . Go to the ticket desk for a refund " says the Air India check in clerk with a rudeness that only employees of government owned airlines can muster. The ticket desk is closed. We peer through the windows. There is a man asleep on the floor and another asleep on the counter.
Who would have thought Air India was an operator of Boeing 787's ? They've all been grounded. Our flight is cancelled. The idea of finding a replacement aircraft inconceivable. The man at the check in desk tells us there may be another flight tomorrow. Time to buy tickets on another airline.