Lotus A Pondy Hotel
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... and the rest of the guys found a bush for a rest room. I joined a
cue, along with all the ladies in the bus down a small passageway into a small
room with two squat toilets facing the wall and a big bucket of water, no door.
By now I am accustomed to squat toilets, I just usually I have my own stall.
The fact that there were about 4 women watching me, waiting for me to finish
gave me a shy bladder, which ...
... and take in the beautifully manicured lawns and eco architecture of the Visitors Centre. We meet Lucy in a cafe and for the first time in India I notice a resentful demeanour in the staff working here. When our extravagantly overpriced coffees and pastries do finally arrive they are served very much with a sneer. Haughty baby boomers mill around with large crystals hanging around necks covered by unbleached linen shirts. The atmosphere feels painfully self aware and ...
... only but we found the visitor information centre to be decidedly lacking in information. Apparently there is quite a lot online but we anticipated that turning up and asking a few questions in person would be the best way to get a feel for the place. Apparently the best way to get a feel for the place is to book yourself in for a couple of weeks and get involved at a home stay or even volunteering for a bit. There was’t much information available about that either.
... have us extracted from India by the British embassy….please don’t, we’re just fine. It’s just this place, it’s so impactful and so full of rich sensory experiences that we just frankly don’t have the opportunity to experience back home, and when we do experience stuff like this back home on a much smaller scale of course, it’s more like we dip our toe in; well here, these last few days we’ve been deep sea diving in sensory experiences, ...
... whhhaaaaat! Another interesting experience was our visit to the bamboo centre, where we spent the morning helping the female workers sand incense holders and learnt about the uses of bamboo. We spent another lovely morning in the local village school doing a Tamil cooking course. Once Mama G had learnt her own name (having first introduced herself as Ruth), we began by dressing in Saris, drinking some Chai and learning about some of the ...