Hotel de l'Orient
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... we left. I hope the lobby was watching. What a nice lady she was. I reciprocated the best I could with a posed photo of Angela sowing off the now prized posession.
The drive to Pondicherri took 4 hours and when out of Chennai there was plenty to look at. Rice paddies, the ocean to our left, palm trees and local life in abundance. The most nerve racking thing was overtaking when someone is clearly coming straight at you. ...
... staying in an awesome hotel which served us breakfast in bed! The people working there were also really lovely and helpful. Pondy is a French colony, so there was a mix of both indian and french locals, meaning there was also a lot of European cuisine everywhere. For our first evening we splashed out on a highly recommended restaurant for an amazing sizzler meal and the house special crème brulee... Yummy! We stayed for a couple of nights, so spent our days wandering around ...
... upon us.
The motorcycle had a gas drip Dave wanted remedied. The helpful front desk staff helped Dave find a good mechanic who immediately came over. He knew what to do when he diagnosed the leaking gas was due to a sticky float. He took the motorcycle for a carb cleaning and new float pin and promised to deliver it back few hours. That was easy.... Now, Dave's phone still needs repair. ...
... continue for some time, and the climax had better be worth it……by the way…..it was….multiple times over!
So, after getting to the Matrimandir site on little bus, handing over any bags, cell phones, cameras so that visitors would capture the memory of this place in our minds and our hearts, and not on the memory card of any electronic device, we finally made it through the entry gates. For us, as compliant westerns this was no issues, but ...
... down the road and it was bloody hot. We settled on the price of 120 rupees! Arriving at the bus terminus we were once again approached and asked of we'd like a privet car for 3500, no thank you. We caught the bus. It was 97 rupees each. The journey took about 4 hours. It would have been 3 1/2 if the bus driver didn't want to stop for a 1/2 hour lunch break in what seemed the hottest lay by ever. Hot and hungry we arrived at Pundacherry. We are using ...