Archive for January, 2009

You know you are in Chennai when . .

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

(Edited from a facebook group)

1. You’re almost run over by an auto, who then stops and asks if you want a ride.

2. You end up having dialogues with mosquitos.

3. Internationally acclaimed artists perform everywhere else except where you are.

4. You need Set Top Box to watch pay channels.

5. It takes you 20 minutes to cover 3/4th the distance to a place, and then 40 more to cover the last 1/4th cuz you’re stuck in traffic

6. The temperature is around 30 degrees C in “Winter”

7. Straight men walk around on the roads holding hands with each other.

8. People on cell phones yell so loud that it makes you wonder whether they need a phone or not!

9. Auto drivers REFUSE to use the meter. Ever.

10. There are pictures of prominent politicians in sunglasses everywhere.

Where on Earth?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Click here to see where I live using Google Maps


Click here to see where I live using Google Earth


Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Its a bit difficult blogging retrospectively about events 5 weeks ago, especially as so much happened and we made so many friends!

Pouch man, Bridge of death, Silent Noize Party, Gary Cable Guy, Jazz, Zavvy, Jo, Lou, Africa girls – Kate, Justine and Emma ‘miss your plane’, Michelle, Donna and her Crew, Lewi and Peter (SAS Squad) Walter, Jackie, Titus and all the rest of the people!

All the photos from the 3 weeks can be found here.

As Dave Weeds said, “Best holiday ever – hands down!


Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach

Best holiday ever - hands down!

Christmas and NYE

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Christmas and NYE were both spent DJ’ing in the resort I was staying at. Luckily for me I had the very talented ‘Barry on One’ warming up for me.

Not your usual warm up, a 50 year old, on one leg, who – as he played the crazy frog tune – told the crowd (two pairs of bewildered couples) his new years resolution was to “have more sex, as he hasn’t been able to get his leg over”


Hop along now Bazza its my go . .

Hop along now Bazza it's my go . .

Sunburn 2

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Not much to say about this, pretty self explanatory . .

As a row of pink tents

As a row of pink tents

Sunburn festival

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I managed to get a couple of names on the guestlist for a dance festival called “Sunburn” (nice name – ahem) in Candolim beach.

Being our usual punctual selves, we managed to miss two of the three days, but made up for it when we were there. After the initial “There is no guestlist” conversation we got in and soon realised that our day pass wrist bands could be turned inside out to look like VIP passes.

So having graced the VIP area with our alcohol fueled antics, there was only one place left for us to go to really make our presence truly known.




Put your hands up for GOA

Put your hands up for GOA

3 weeks in Goa

Friday, January 16th, 2009

So far too many stories to tell over the 3 weeks, but I’ll post about a few in the next few days. In the mean time – a few photos.

Baotiful . .

Boatiful . .

Sunset in Goa

Sunset in Goa