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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... and asked the driver to find us a cheap hotel. I anticipated us finding a place a short distance from the station and conveyed this to our driver only to be met with the ubiquitous head waggle.
Finding myself in the state of ascending agitation that would become to so familiar over the next weeks we drove and drove away from the the station for what seemed like hours. I start to question our driver who simply shrugs and continues our passage through the ...
... s such a Pleasant and wonderful place.
As all of us were hungry, we started exploring places for breakfast and finally settled for "Hotel Du Par" near the beach road. It was pretty decent food with a mix of Indian and continental. From there we went on to check into our Hotel "Pleasant Inn" near to beach road which I felt to be pretty tidy and worth money.
Prior to this we went to Auroville, where our runners were to collect ...
... the entrance to the space ship, sorry dome, and there we were, standing barefoot on the hot ground, looking up in awe, group in total silence, thinking…..is this where it all ends….or where it all begins….? Then we stepped inside….
The disciples of Auroville, silent and knowing guided us down some stairs and into the lower interior chamber, asking us to walk in single file and maintain silence, they knew that our Matrimandir cherry was about to be ...
... as you would arrive somewhere much too soon and have to come back again.
But wait, there's more. Unsurprisingly, the rule of threes goes further: we discovered when you go somewhere or if you are have to go somewhere else, there are three kinds of driving to be encountered - unsettling, terrifying and a descent straight to hell.
A month here and many long hours on city, town and rural roads means the unsettling passes ...
... br> Realising, I replied "Oh! I would love to take your photographs!" "Click!"
They smiled and asked, "And what is your good name?"
I told them and asked what their own good names are.
They then asked me about my "place of residence" and ask me what "the purpose of my visit was."
Gold. I'm about to email them the photo; I can't wait for their response.