It's funny how time and distance change you, the roads you take don't always lead you home.
SInce there was a long weekend ahead, I looked for small (inexpensive) things to fill my spare time each day. One day was for pampering, the next shopping, and finally on to exploring. Keddy and I made it our goal to ride around the city on less than a dollar each (about 55 rupee). We were successful in our endeavor.
We took the train from Lingampalli to Bengumpet, a trek in itself, then walked the hectic streets there. Along the way, we made friends with a street girl who followed us for much of the time around the city. Then we took an auto over to Necklace Road, which surrounds the lake that holds the worlds largest statue of the Buddha at its center. Although the lake smells like rotting flesh and feces, it was nice to watch the sun set over the surrounding parks as couples flew kites and young boys challenged each other at cricket. We made it home for dinner–only a dollar for our lazy Sunday adventure.