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On Sunday, we kept driving down the “Marina Beach“, past the Chennai port, to get to an exam center
Anyways, this reminded me of my visit to the Chennai Port when MV Doulos, the floating library that was docked here about 2-3 summers back (I’m not too sure)
So yes, this Doulos(‘servant’ in Greek) is the oldest sea- faring passenger ship and it was super-amazing to just stand on it. . It’s a beautiful vessel(not that I’ve been on any other ship.) but something that made me love it. It goes around the world, selling books at an low prices. They even had their own unit of currency, called ‘Doulous.’ Looking at the sea beyond made everything else seem insignificant. It is something you have to experience.
The ship had a lot(and I mean, a LOT) of classics and a cute collection of books for little kids. (The light-up ones, ones with sound and stuff like that) My mom obviously loved the cookbook section, and I was looking for something new and different and also the food stall they had put up. There was also some guy (I think a Scandinavian) who was playing the keyboard. They also had a few albums, most of which were gospel.
Which brings me to another thing that this ship has been followed by controversies, something that some people were Christian missionaries and were trying to spread Christianity as most of the books were on Christianity and related themes. (As for me, I dunno…)
And with each ticket, you could take home a book (from a jumble of books) for free! W00t! The only thing is, this jumble of books were quite random and I didn’t exactly find what I’d like. Nevertheless, I took:
1.Winter’s Secret (I was attracted by its cover)
2.Sassy Cinderella and her Valiant Vigilante ( I don’t know why, but I just picked it up)
And I’ve been searching for the pictures I took there, but can’t seem to find them. If I do find ‘em I’ll put up a few which look good.