We made our way to Chennai and checked into the guesthouse that we had booked. Our room was heinous with an overall smell of mothballs (for some reason, Indians put mothballs in all their sinks) and the kind of dirt that you can only marvel at.
However, the 'piece de la resistance' was the bathroom. The toilet in the bathroom was so dirty that we both recoiled in horror at the prospect of using it. The water tank was also leaking and so the bathroom floor was covered in water.....nice.
We've been travelling for 8 months now and while in Arambol, we found ourselves spending a lot of time lamenting about the things we missed at home. This very bathroom is the straw that broke the camels back as they say and we both agreed that it is time for us to head back to our beautiful Vancouver.
We're going to catch a flight out of Chennai and will be back in Canada very soon! We're a little sad to miss out on Southeast Asia on this trip but definitely feel that if our hearts aren't in it, then there is no point in going.
We'll be in touch once we get home and are looking forward to seeing our friends and family.