Lotus A Pondy Hotel
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... Many a dark and wretched act takes place in villages behind the cover of the straw walls of the huts, and also they take place in the busy cites - deep in the dark slums and backstreets and places we dare not treat, and know little of. India is one messed up confusing place that’s for sure, 50% incredible, amazing and illuminating, 50% polluted, corrupt and crying out for help like the hand of a wizened hungry beggar extended towards you as they sit on the pavement ...
... and Scott noticing that for once we feel pretty young compared to the dominance of 50/60+ Aurovillians (this must be where all the hippy’s go to die, lol!) and we made our way into a to a yoga studio which doubled as the concert venue. We had only seen the flyer pinned up in town so didn’t really know what to expect, apart from a dose of potential wackiness and hopefully some evenings entertainment to talk about. Well, we were pretty taken back from the first few second. ...
... chai as the hot beverage of choice, although made in a similar way in some places, full of sugar but blisteringly hot and very strong, there are also bakeries serving up the nicest cakes, pastries and real croissants, yummy!
We haven’t done too much here, we were staying in a very cheap wee place, but it wasn’t the nicest, it was clean and quiet but very dark (the only daylight came from a ...
... dividends. To put it in hellishly boring business jargon.
Pondicherry is actually famous for pizza. An ex-French colony famed for Italian food. Go figure. We chose to go to Café Xtasi despite being drawn to Domino's like moths to a greasy flame. We made a good decision as the crisp wood-fired pizza was indeed ecstasy. You know what a good pizza tastes like I don't need to describe ...
... street is the way to go, and the traffic just honks horns to warn you they are coming. We hunted out some building sites to specifically look for the effigy's that are put up - kind of like scarecrows but apparently used to warn off evil spirits. Amongst all this squalor the women look like butterflies - exquisitely dressed in their sari's. They seem to have excellent posture - no doubt a result of an active life, little time spent in front of a computer or car, and no high heel ...