Hotel de Pondicherry
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trip that I had to Pondicherry. A 21st century's olf French town
located facing the Bay of Bengal, the town exhibits a composed mix of
cuture and religion. Yes! At one corner it would be bien venue with
French culture and just the parallel road would be …
... in an airconed coffee shop, and enjoyed my second real cup of coffee
in India while Gregory found us a home. During this time I met an interesting nomad.
Michael was from London, he left the UK when he was 20 to travel and never
really stopped; that was in 1990. He is next off to Japan to see about a girl but
before that he will spend 21 days in a Buddhist Monastery in silence. I would not cope (No she ...
... Me and Federica arrived in Mahabalipuram on Tuesday night and immediately felt so much more relaxed. Its a small town on the coast not far from Chennai but its a little more set up for tourists, so there were plenty of tourist-friendly eateries where we could find a nice mix of meals. In the daylight hours of Wednesday it was so incredibly hot, but we managed to visit the majority of the key monuments there. Many cave temples and an amazing shore temple. On route to the beach ...
... in the depths of winter.
If the place was chilled and relaxed by day, a stark contrast arose at sundown. The place came alive with neon lights and people all over the place. Food stalls popped up and it seemed that the entire township had congregated to do their shopping between 1900 and 2100hrs. The food was great once more.
We hired a scooter on the Sunday and made our way to Auroville, the international community created by The Mother inspired by the teachings ...
... things hit home and through her talk she communicated just how special this place is for her, and for the other Aurovillians, and how fragile in some way it also it. It’s difficult to describe, but she radiated the same kind of gushing love, and attentive protection over the Matrimandir, it was almost like she was talking about her small child, whom she loved, honoured, protected and served. It was really special to hear her talk, but we were especially relieved to hear her say, ...