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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: Buying Music in India

In Chennai I ended up cracking under the sheer pressure of window-shopping for a day. I'd wandered into town with the intention of browsing through the shopping malls, checking out the street stalls and exploring the markets, but not necessarily to buy anything; after all, everything I buy I have to carry around, and I've got enough junk already.

Armed with the above and a book, I managed to laze my way through Friday, and that night I ended up staying up into the wee hours with a wonderful group of other travellers, which radically altered my plans for an early Saturday departure. Madras might have been a bit mundane, but I loved every minute of it; thank goodness for other travellers in India. And when your schedule is as free as mine, changing your plans is as easy as rolling over and hitting the snooze button.