Tag: India

Independence Day and Yelligri

So my first blog in Chennai! It is so great to be back in this amazing country. Thankfully getting out here was not a problem and I got the team here in one piece. So today is Independence day. With an early start of 06:50 (who says this is a holiday?) we all went to…
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August 15, 2011 5

Not long now….

All the fundraising, the training meetings, the preparation, and the excitement and now it comes to this… Chennai is literally round the corner and I have yet to write a blog :O I should of done a blog post before now but I didn’t really have anything to say so I suppose its better late than never 😀 I…
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August 12, 2011 6

Another day…another juice!

One of the joys of visiting Chennai is the famous Fruit Shop on Greams Road.  This shop does not sell, as the name might suggest, fruit – but rather fruit juices and milkshakes of many MANY varieties.  Indeed this very afternoon the lads of Team A (and Emma) had a bit of a lad’s night…
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August 10, 2011 5

Blue Edge

Today some of the group went to Blue Edge to help with an English lesson, it was very rewarding and enjoyable. They really made me smile and showed me how much  they appreciated their education, we did some role play pretending be shop keepers and overlooked an exciting game of Pictionary. It was very overwhelming to see…
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August 8, 2011 0

Looking silly with a drainpipe and wood…

Interesting time we are having here in Chennai. Weather is good, but the mossy’s are certainly biting…! In preparation for our various activities at the Boys Town and the trip to Yelligiri i was sent out  (on Sunday) with Emma, Ellie and Charlotte to find and collect various bits. One thing we required was a…
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August 8, 2011 3

Great culture, even better food…

This blog is going to be primarily about food. This is because I have so far bought primarily food. Lots of food. Amazing food! The new tastes of Indian food is often a big challenge for team members when they first come to India and this was the same for me last year. But this…
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August 6, 2011 1

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

News from the front

Anyway… India is going great Chennai Challenge 2011 is well up and running. The journey was as good as it could have been apart from a little turbulence on the way to Mumbai. We barely queued anywhere ( although Flo & I got stuck behind an annoying family in immigration :@ ) and we had…
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August 5, 2011 0

Actual India

Here I am blogging from actual India… its so great to be here waiting in mumbai airport for our second plane… The team is all fine and the first flight went well and I actually enjoyed the journey… Yes. Me, Barney… enjoying flying… Can’t wait to get there now and meet the boys and all…
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August 4, 2011 2

Come fly with me, and make a difference

Lets fly, let’s fly away! So in less than 12 hours time I will be in the air flying to India. One of the brilliant things about Chennai Challenge is that it is always different. Last year was the first year we took out a double team, going for a total of 4 weeks, but…
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August 3, 2011 1