Travel Blogs from Pondicherry, India

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Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... under-30 crowd in a ubiquitous fashion, it gets a bit tiresome .)   For my readers who haven't set foot in India (more specifically the south of India) you must realize that you have never seen a place with a per-capita moustache population ...

First look at the University, Pondicherry, India travel blog

First look at the University

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... by a world famous instructor at a local ashram.  So in essence I hope to take conversational Tamil (the local language in Pondicherry and the state of Tamil Nadu), the Yoga class, and 3 Politics classes involving Indo-US relations and the like. As ...

My Magnum Opus/ An Opening Farewell, Pondicherry, India travel blog

My Magnum Opus/ An Opening Farewell

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... Tamil Nadu is quite conservative and extremely poor, the City of Pondicherrry is part of the Union territory of Pondicherry, meaning it is directly controlled by the central government in Delhi, thus reaping tax benefits and kickbacks unbeknowest to ...

Things I miss and things I don't, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Things I miss and things I don't

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Having some yoga and soul searching in Pondicherry. This is what I came up with so far:   THINGS I MISS:   Modern art museums. There is one in Mumbai and I'll check it out. It was lovely, but not very happening. I miss the "new show" buzz. ...

Can't stand the beach chill for too long..., Pondicherry, India travel blog

Can't stand the beach chill for too long...

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... the New Years, so he said he'd be happy to tag along the southern route which I'm following. As a result, my "travel India" experience has changed. I get no hassle anymore, but no one speaks to me either. Walking into a restaurant with Sean consistently ...

Lost then found, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Lost then found

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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  Monday July 7, 2008                 Today was an interesting one, beginning with overwhelming apprehension but ending quite well.   Jessie and I began the day with a ...

Chennai and Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Chennai and Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... we'll ever come close to understanding all the different gods and goddesses associated with Hinduism, it's really confusing! One of Pondicherry's most well known places is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which was founded by Sri Aurobindo and an old French ...

Pondering Pondy.., Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondering Pondy..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... imbibed the Tamilian culture. Apart from the charming atmosphere, excellent restaurants and cheap beer, what attracts most travelers to Pondicherry is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot, Auroville, 10 km outside town. Strangely enough we didn't ...

Wildlife and wild nights, Chennai and Pondicherry, India travel blog

Wildlife and wild nights

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... a little about the toilet habits in Indian and the lack of queuing. But we are now in the south east of India in a town called Pondicherry and it's close to heaven. Many moons ago the British fought with the French over this port town and the French won ...

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Finding accommodation in Pondicherry is not an easy task, especially if you want to be near the sea. We left our bags in the bus station luggage place and took a rikshaw to a place in our guide book. The room was dark, dingy and more expensive than we ...

McLoed Ganj, Darhamsala, India travel blog

McLoed Ganj

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... many pedestrians he could put the fear of god up and how many cyclist he could force of the road. We have been in India enough now to know that their driving is something completely different from what we get at home but this driver we had definitely had ...

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by tavini

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Coming ...

The Pondi Experience, Pondicherry, India travel blog

The Pondi Experience

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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Pondicherry Saturday July 5, 2008 (~7:30 a.m.)     So many people out so early! Even as early as 5:30am there were people milling about the town, so different from America. We finally got checked into the Hotel Suguru, and it was so ...

Pangong Tso, Spangmik, India travel blog

Pangong Tso

A travel blog entry by izzie

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What an awesome name. Not entirely sure we made it as far as Spangmik, but I had to use it. It probably looks much the same - shades of sand, mountains, and the most amazingly blue lake I have ever seen. And dude, in the distance, the Tibet ...

Smile at the silence inside - You're not smiling!, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Smile at the silence inside - You're not smiling!

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... . Sebastian meets us outside the landmark supermarket Nilgiri, and walks with us back to his apartment. The pavements in Pondicherry have been reclaimed by the local business's as areas for expansion so pedestrians share the gutter with ...

P!ssy Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

P!ssy Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Hello again, so after a rather low key and easy start to India we arrived in Pondicherry after a 2 hour bus journey, standing for the entire time. Lonely Planet was right when it said not to expect a Provencal village in South India, as your in for some ...

Easter in Beautiful Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Easter in Beautiful Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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After a 2 hour bus ride (public buses are fun) we arrived in the very French town of Pondicherry. A beautiful town with a great beach promenade. Since it was the Easter weekend and we didn't book ahead we found ourselves running from ...

French India and Auroville, Pondicherry, India travel blog

French India and Auroville

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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I went to Pondicherry to relax on a beach and to check out the famous French quarter.  Part of this town was very European looking and clean while the other half was good old India.   After exploring the city I decided to inspect the ...

Merry christmas, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Merry christmas

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... eventually looking at the place Joao said he would be and finding him there, and more importantly a room of a reasonable price (for pondicherry in season anyway).     My time in Pondicherry was very very relaxed, waking up to meet the many ...

Day 2 & 3..... bonjour Pondi.., Pondicherry, India travel blog

Day 2 & 3..... bonjour Pondi..

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... us to sit, which we declined but are still shocked by. So new town, new sights, same old brilliant smells!? We arrived in pondicherry not really having a plan or a place to stay! We found a great little place, western toilet and toilet roll, for the ...

Pretty in pink!, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pretty in pink!

A travel blog entry by ragnhildstikker

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  P torsdag hadde Marthe og jeg fri, s jeg sov litt lenge, leste litt og s dro vi p sjukehuset for bytte gipsen til Marthe. Jeg m si det var litt av en opplevelse dra p et Indisk sjukehus. Legene hadde sm rom hvor de behandla ...

May 04, 2009, Pondicherry, India travel blog

May 04, 2009

A travel blog entry by germain

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lazy days in pondy, Pondicherry, India travel blog

lazy days in pondy

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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It is getting really hot here now, and in the middle of the day it is hard to do anything, even now it is 09:00 in the morning we have had the air conditioning on all night set to 23 degrees and the 2 ceiling fans on (helps muck up Mozzie guidance ...

Pondering, wandering and parler la francais!, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondering, wandering and parler la francais!

A travel blog entry by mosesthewench

... with all the usual types of bazaars and shops selling saris and spices etc. But somehow the two sides unify really well, making Pondicherry a really interesting and vibrant town. It was strange for us to see so many French people in one place - loooads of ...

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by compassionfruit

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Pondicherry is on the east coast of India midway north. It is perhaps more known for Auroville, a spiritual community founded many years ago by Sri Aurobindo. The community attracts many foreigners and occupies many acres near the city of Pondicherry. ...

Largest French colony in India, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Largest French colony in India

A travel blog entry by raj_and_komilla

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... the bus was dangerously leaning heavily to one side. Finally we gave up and decided to share a taxi with three Italian ladies. Pondicherry is a nice French town with the names of the streets written in both Tamil and French. There wasn't a great deal ...

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Pondicherry

A travel blog entry by pmitchell1981

... the bus ended and the floor started.  Despite its old world charm, it was actually quite comfortable, and we arrived in Pondicherry some 4 hours later not too crumpled.  We had read that auto rickshaws here were pricey, so when a guy bowled ...

Grisaille et pluie / Grey and rainy, Mahe, Seychelles Islands travel blog

Grisaille et pluie / Grey and rainy

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

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Le vol depuis les Maldives se fait sans problme. Les atolls se succdent sans fin presque. Couleurs, avec une dominante bleue, et formes changeant constamment. Aprs a, les seychelles sont dcevantes. Je ne sais pas si c'est cause du temps ...

Diwali, Dipavali, Deepali , Pondicherry, India travel blog

Diwali, Dipavali, Deepali

A travel blog entry by carterbrown

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... for a man riding an elephant to cross the road.  Yesterday the city was the quietest I’ve seen it yet.  India is such a wild place. Last night the school had its first annual Diwali celebration.  A lot of students went home for the ...

Life Lately, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Life Lately

A travel blog entry by carterbrown

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... results from the tests so I’m anxiously waiting for that.  The hospital visit was such an experience.  Just when I thought India couldn’t take me by surprise again. I’ve been working on some things that I would like to do once ...

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