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... garantee a seat. So i was to take the bus instead. It's a fantastic building, as is the Southern Railways head office building next to it. Nearby is the Ripon building. This huge white building was built by the British during our 250 years here in the days of the British Empire. Originally we came as traders but ended up staying as conquerers and governors. As a result there are various buildings and structures that not only still stand, but are still in use today. ...
... fireworks from our rooftop.
Diwali seems to be like fireworks night, though instead of kids messing about setting off little bangers during the day, there are men setting off loud firecrackers on the street.... From 6am! By night though it was more about the pretty displays, rockets and "star" fireworks. Seeing it from the rooftop was so amazing. It took our breath away. Diwali from a rooftop, seeing buildings lit up for split seconds when ...
... br> On their first day I joined them for two separate walks up the hill – the first one being in the hottest part of the day so we went to the first hill and around, flipping rocks looking for scorpions and centipedes. The second walk was all the way to the top in the early evening. I became the unofficial shepherd, walking behind everyone to make sure we didn’t lose anybody. Unfortunately Hannah couldn’t join us for either walk as the previous day ...
An annoying start to the day. We get a call at 4am to advise that our taxi is here...despite telling the guy who arranged it at least three times that we don't need to leave till 5am. Last night I had to try to (politely) explain to two men cleaning the room opposite that it was 11pm, we had to get up early and it would be good if they spoke to each other instead of shouting. Try explaining that in sign language!
We check out at 4.45am and the night porter ...
... too hot' but it's true that sometimes the heat can be too much when we don't have a pool or the sea to jump in to! Pondicherry is a seaside town but the beach is a tiny black slither bordered with big rocks and plenty of indians so a swim in a tiny bikini is out of the question. There have been times where a nice fresh english spring morning seems like paradise. Fresh inhalation as-apposed to the muggy inhalation of pure stench from the open sewers, spice, dust & fumes!! We ...