Coloniale Heritage Guesthouse
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We ate fish in white wine, pizza, croissants while listening to Creedence . Where are we?!
... floral patterns on the tomb where people bow down and pray. There is lot of volunteers around who are disciples at the Ashram.
There is a bookstore where I bought a book on the life of Sri Aurobindo and the mother. The official guide explains that Aurobindo was from Bengal who went to England for education and qualified for the Civil Service but intentionally disqualified himself and returned to India. He was involved in some of the early Independence ...
... a café. Or see cows with painted horns sitting in the middle of the street blocking traffic. Or people hanging out the open door of an overcrowded bus. Or a legless man rolling himself around on a small wooden board with wheels. But you see it all in India. And it’s a shocking reminder of how different, and difficult, life is outside of our comfortable realities. India has been a great teacher to me. I’m learning to be more patient. To appreciate more and use less. To be ...
... from jewelry & trinkets to colorful jelly desserts to plastic buckets, and the town had been decorated with strings of lights and beautiful flowers. Kids were swimming at the beach and snacking on ice cream and fresh coconuts. There was live music and a small parade, puja ceremonies at the temples and loads of people visiting the shrines of their favorite Hindu gods.
I was sad to leave Pondy, but grateful that I went because it was just what I needed to recharge and renew!
... more mobile. I have a car, multiple friend circles, and a variety of cuisines and hobbies to choose from on any given day. India gives you a freedom that is more basic. I’m free from trying to propagate an image. Free from social obligations or the polite fakeness of confronting narrow minded attitudes. I’m free from sterilization and expectation. The people here accept my presence as an accomplishment and remark at the distance I’ve come to be in a place ...
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This guesthouse is located on the French Quarter and is loaded with antiques We managed to watch the debate while eating our breakfast croissants, served to us by lovely girls in saris. There are several fun restaurants nearby. Our drink of choice is Kingfisher beer .
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