Hotel de Pondicherry
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... of chicken, and both sides seem to know the rules thank goodness.
Pondicherri is a french colonial town and on the sea. The streets are tree lined and almost deserted by Chennai standards. The hotel is small, "bijoux" place I am not quite sure if that is the correct term but it is French and thus topical.
Site of the day: Human effigy's, like Guy Fawks" tied to the scaffold on new buildings under construction.
... streets stopping in cafés and admiring the buildings... I actually felt a little bit like i was in Europe. Very close to Pondy is a small township called auroville, where the matramandir in the middle (the big gold ball) is only used by residents with a special pass. We arrived and were ushered into a small room to watch the intro video to the place. It sounds like a really interesting concept, it aims to be self sustainable, non-religious and very much community based, but ...
... br> Samsung Authorized
You can throw your phone further than the distance to the next mobile phone repair both or stall promising they can fix anything. But Dave wanted someone besides a random guy messing with his phone. So he looked up the nearest Samsung authorized repair facility which, luckily, was just a few blocks from our hotel.
Dave went in and pulled a number and waited ...
... some of the Indian folks insisted on taking pictures, talking loudly and generally not respecting the rules of this place, how odd.
Our eclectic party of young and old, European and Asian all sat under the shade of a tree whilst a wonderfully charismatic and funny Brazilian lady, and Aurovillian citizen herself gave us a talk about the Matrimandir dome. The talk was delivered in good humour and with a warmth that radiated from her kind eyes and smile. Listening to her ...
... opens at 4 pm. Despite being a non festive day, the temple was still crowded and most people were relaxing on the side Mandapas while waiting for the opening time. It was clearly audible that cleaning works were happening in the main Mandapa where the Puja's would be taking place later. We just relaxed while waiting for the time to pass. Despite being hot on the outside, it was cool and nice inside the temple.