Patricia Guest House
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Title pretty much says it all.
Finally “The Indian Kaffe [sic] Express” was open. So we spent a leisurely morning with a luxurious Western breakfast. My highlight was an Oreo milkshake. Not for everyone. In terms of intensity of sugar intake it's equivalent to shooting heroine rather than simply huffing it. Or whatever it is they do.
... in California and I met him in Berkeley when he left the Jesuits and taught in the Unitarian Seminary at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. I did not know him well then, but in 1974 on the very day I was leaving for Auroville, I ran into him on the street and we had lunch together. I heard nothing from him for nine years and on my first visit back in the US, I learned from my cousin that he also knew Vitthal and we went to visit him. Vitthal had started a ...
... a step too far.
On Thursday I took the (5p!) bus north to the spiritual town of Auroville. For me to explain this place you need to know 3 things: 1) why Auroville exists at all; 2) Who 'The Mother' was, and; 3) who Sri Aurobindo was.
Auroville's stated purpose is "to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities." Today Auroville is recognised as the first ...
... 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 ...
... It’s rather that I feel increasingly normal around abnormal surroundings. It would be hard to pick out anything similar to home in this bizarrely intense country.
Humans are not the dominant species on the planet because they are the smartest or the strongest. It’s because they’re the most adaptable.
A quick rundown of my day goes like this. We’re gonna do our best to stray from the diary style here.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPatricia Guest House Pondicherry
A delightful home with a French touch! The sitting room is filled with art, art and more art. Patricia the owner used to own a shop with art but she now has them in her home -guest house. Every room has a little India in it .Fresh, warm, friendly, comfortable... In the heat we found it comfortable just sitting in admiring art. A beautiful court yard were the kitchen is located. Patricia and her son Oliver who speak French run this little heaven on Francois Martin street. The colours are rich and great for the senses. Enjoyed chatting with both Oliver and Patricia, Highly recommended!!!
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