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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We arrived in Pondicherry after a 12+ hour overnight semi sleeper from Kanyakamuri. Exhausted an in need of finding ourselves a nice room, we were greated at the station by tuk tuk drivers giving extortionate prices to get us where we wanted to be. This becomes the norm, especially when you have your big bags with you and it tends to take away any bargaining power you might have. Anyway, 300 rupee tuk tuk ride it was to the guest house ...
... in the best humour. Our bus journey had been bone shaking and terrifying in places, descending the Ghats onto the Tamil plains as we watched the road disintegrate under our wheels and slip away into the ravines below. It was late evening when we arrived and the town was a hot filthy mess. Dubious lodging houses and filthy chai stalls circled the bus stand, barely discernible through a horrendous dusty air quality. Clutching our sleeves over our mouths we stepped down off our ...
... we stepped closer towards, well, towards we didn’t quite know what to be honest. Then all of a sudden we emerged inside this huge, gigantic sphere, and only once inside did the size of the sphere really hit us, it was huge! Everything was white, pure white, floors, walkways, the structure itself was pure white, dazzling, cavernous and brilliant. Inside the domes chamber and in contrast to the gold on the outside, the chamber walls had clear red triangular patterns which lit ...
Pondicherry has an old area with French buildings on the sea. We walked around this area and went to a cafe on the beach behind a high wire fence! Wandered back to the hotel through tiny back streets lined with houses and then along a very busy main road.
New Years Eve and an early ...
... that it was no collision at all and the drivers were all smiles and nodding heads. And even more surprisingly only one road kill, though the dog may have died from boredom since being a living chicane has little career progression.
Joy our stoic, steady and smiling driver does however again save us from the jaws of Hades and delivers us to a charming 'boutique' hotel a spit from the French district in Pondicherry, a seaside town on ...