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... br> As mentioned the French Colonialists have left their mark on Pondicherry with some beautiful
architecture. We were impressed at how a lot of grand buildings have been lovingly restored and some turned into very stylish hotels. Even with the many crumbling piles it was easy to see the potential of these buildings and a pleasure to know that when we return there will be more of them to admire.
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... very helpful man dressed entirely in white, driving a small Toyota. He whisked us to the Footprint bed and breakfast where we promptly went to bed. I woke pre-dawn to the sound of crows, dogs and car horns. We had breakfast (large!) before heading off to Mamallapuram. In heading off, we had to work out the tipping rules for the porter- the quick gesture of a hand reaching out ready to receive cash - but how much? Mr Mathew drove us with his hand on the horn, to indicate an ...
... a place on earth which no nation can claim its own, where all human beings can live freely and obey one single authority, in peace and harmony. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. It does not represent any religion and it is not a new religion. The Matrimandir is in the geographical centre of Auroville. In 1968 124 countries and 23 Indian states placed a handful of dirt from their area in a lotus shaped urn as a symbolic gesture of human ...
... s for serious meditation. Around the the perimeter of Auroville, a sort of new age hippy set has congregated, which we can describe a bit like the Midlands Meander. Apparently the outsiders are beginning to outstrip the Aurovilians. Still gives the impression of a cult. Scoot back to Pondy, and out the other side to Boathouse. Haven't got a clue what it is. It's like a ...
... Bakes". Pondicherry is famous for its bakery items. Bon Bakes is a lovely cafe that offers comfortable sitting space (couches), a big screen tv and a delicious menu. I had the most delicious pasta of my life here!
My first evening in Pondicherry was already lovely, however, I wouldn't Mythri for the rest of my trip. From then on, I was all by myself.
3. THE FIRST DAY
My day began early. I had to be in Colas Nagar - the ...