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... stay. However it is nice and cheap and the long tailed New Zealand sea otters do struggle to get up the stilts.
A communal area is frequented by Russian and German backpackers who make jewellery, give each other massages and smoke prodigious amounts of weed. A local chap called Ashook wanders through and I strike a conversation. He has a chessboard and a bottle of Bacardi on him, so we get down to it. Whilst he schools me at chess he also educates me a little ...
... People were flooding the seaside promenade and it all just felt very relaxed.
The train journey had been fun, sharing a carriage with a family who, despite communication barriers, were incredibly interested in our story and teaching us some basic Tamil words. Tamil Nadu sounds very exotic to me and this language will come in handy for both Sri Lanka and Singapore too. There was a wise old Indian traveller who joined us for a few games of cards, and we utilised ...
... 8221; into Google, and click on Google images, or copy and paste this link below into your browser to see some pictures of what we saw. Hopefully with these pictures, and these words, you can get a tiny slice of what happened to us on that day. They say a picture says a thousand words, well I’ve written around 4000 words at this point on this blog, and I can tell you that my words and pictures don’t come close to fully describing the involving experience and the ...
... beautifully restored old buildings, cycle rickshaws, interesting shops, arty cafes, and lush with trees and flowers everywhere.
But our guidebook quite rightly points out that even with the beautiful quiet streets of the French quarters, Pondicherry is still a busy Indian horn-honking city. This was very true for the Tamil side – there was certainly lots of traffic and noise as well as the excitement and usual Indian ...
This morning we walked into the French quarters for breakfast at a little cafe with tables and chairs on the street. There we sat under a tree and watched the morning go past whilst eating an omelette on toast each. It was quite tasty. After our breakfast we ventured into the city to find some clothes for Kaete. It is very hot here in India: it never falls below 29 degrees with high humidity, and despite her rather large suitcase, Kaete didn't really have much in the way of Indian wear. ...