Travel Blogs from Pondicherry
We departed from Madurai on a morning train headed up to Chennai on a Friday 12 days ago, arriving at Hotel Mass near the airport in early afternoon. Friday and Saturday were busy busy as I met each of the Habitat team members as they arrived from various parts of Canada mostly in the wee hours of the morning. At noon on Saturday I took a couple of …
... to in England. Close to Pondy is the strange society of Auroville. Created in the 70s by a French woman they call the 'mother' it claims to be a society where all are equal and can get along and a lot of other hippy cult ****. I feel the same about Auroville as I do ashrams (they're not really top dissimilar), intriguing to go and see/experience but ultimately full of loonies. There were grand plans for Auroville but things slackened off after they built ...
... for dinner at a nice little white washed restaurant by the ocean called Le Cafe. It was really lovely to sit outside facing the water which we couldn't see as it was dark by this time, but which we could still here and feel. The waves crashing against the rocks and the cool breeze was so relaxing. This is a pretty cool place and not very expensive either. I can't actually remember what I ate there but I do remember that I drank ...
... and they'd happily take your money any time of the day, so I can only guess that the last point is France's fault.
Interestingly, despite India gaining independence from British rule in 1947, Pondicherry had to wait until 1954 to be free from the French.
Denise and I went our own ways this week. Not because of a drastic falling out but because she's booked on a week long course at a Pondicherry hotel focusing on consciousness in leadership and business etc with her ...
and............ amazingly someone's at home!
Today's been a much needed good day and the mighty impulse is once more back to being a top overland bike ;-)
This once more happy camper had breakfast (looking out to sea) before riding to Jay Bharat Hero dealer in the hope of getting his bike fixed.
I arrived, as suggested, at 11am and had a quick chat about new parts and their shiny new donor ...
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