Hotel de l'Orient
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... me feel even more ridiculous. Eventually
I gave up, in the hope no one had noticed I had squatted without success, splashed
some water on the floor pretending it was necessary and high tailed it out of
there hoping the rest of the journey wasn’t a bumpy one. We arrived at the
station and after some aggressive haggling for a reasonably priced tuk tuk made
our way into town. I again got to man
... learned about the construction and what our tasks would be for the remainder of the day. We split into two teams and worked on different houses. The tasks varied from pouring a floor to laying bricks to moving crushed stone and bricks. It's hard work in the heat but knowing the difference we're making it makes it all worthwhile.
It's getting late here now and we have another early rise in the morning so off to bed we most go! But stay tuned! More to come!
... Sivananda Ashram but we were gobsmacked to find cars driving over the art just a few hours later. Our hotelier tells us that they create these pictures on a daily basis and we think that this is just nuts.
In an effort to escape the lunchtime heat we made our way to the park and sat under a tree just chatting, chilling and practicing headstands. 'Unemployed in Summertime' by Emiliana Torrini is the tune that sums it all up for me, despite the fact that I know most of you ...
... 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 ...
... is just as busy, noisy and at times chaotic as any other Indian city. To be fair, the girls are not too keen on this and find it quite stressful at times. We however have learned to kind of love the noise and the chaos as part of what India is. We might even miss it!
I for Intense heat
Although we did really love walking around Pondicherry it was getting sweltering hot and we found that we often had to spend afternoons indoors ...