- Swimming pool
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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
We take a day trip out to Tranjopan, a magnificent Chola temple built 1000 years ago. The whole temple including the multitude of carvings attached to the sikhara are unpainted and retain the sandstone hue. I note that the temple rats have evolved to be the same colour as the stone, unlike their control group cousins in the town who remain grey. Since reading 1984 as a youth I have developed a phobia of rats and we have taken to referring to them as ...
... is a golden golfball like structure at the centre of Auroville which could be viewed externally only. Built as a centre for concentration, it was started in 1971 and completed in 2008. I can’t help feeling that if they had concentrated on the job in hand it might have been completed much sooner. If you want to see the inside then you need to make a booking and it was fully booked for a whole week when we arrived. It would be helpful if you could book in advance but ...
... that the clouds parted for us to see this exquisite beam of light shooting down through the centre of this impressive space. Thanks sun, you made our day very special indeed!
Trying not to trip over our own feet as we looked all around we moved up again, walking silently on the walking platforms which ran around the interior of the dome, looking around at how the view changed, taking it all in, the circular marble map penetrated by this forceful beam of light, the ...
... Asia, we finally lost our moped virginity. So our first couple of days were spent driving round and exploring nearby Pondicherry; a French colonial town by the sea with awesome antique shops and restaurants (we got got the most incredible burger and they cooked it medium rare!). Whilst there, we visited the grave of The Mother which was a 'different' experience. There was a hell of a lot of praying going on - she would have been turning in her ...