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... by foot was indeed a pleasure. On one such exploration, we happened to come across an especially exquisite 3- block section of town that had the most remarkably restored and vibrantly painted colonial homes.
However, not all buildings in “Heritage Town” were in as good a condition as these homes. Pondicherry is clearly experiencing the boomtown growth of other places in India and ...
Nothing like waking to the dulcet tones of Muslim Prays at 5am. I am staying in a Muslim area so I should expect it. The day starts with doing my own washing - the Guest house charge 50 rupee for you do use their washing machine, the roof top has a clothes line. Suits me. An Indian breakfast in provided for 180 rupee at 9am. Then I head off with my new friend Jean-Pierre. He is moving to a new hotel in Auroville, I drop him off and I head to the tourist centre, or so I ...
... to give Chris a farewell present, an orange shirt. This is a very typical Indian way of saying farewell.
When we arrive in Chennai the travel agent TSI is visible among tens of other Indians holding up white signs for visitors they need to pick up. From now on we are "Mr. Christiaan Minderhoud and party". The name of our driver is Baidu, he hails from Kerala and will be with us all the way to Cochin (Kochi). ...
... making wind turbines. http://www.auroville.org/ We will spend a month there.
My favourite things about India so far: food, nearly all the restaurants are vegetarian and delicious. The other thing I love is all the animals everywhere: cats,dogs, lizards, cows , goats, chickens and humans :)
The thing I like the least is the traffic. Horrible, horrible traffic worse than even Bolivia and Cambodia combined. Always honk , screech beep beep , survival of the fittest.
... afford because the money is not returned. So what young people have money like this to donate? And if they do, they will never earn enough money in Auroville to be able to save for a future life outside of Auroville. It seems that you need to be rich enough to enter to ever have a chance to escape.
This brings me onto the point about the non-progressive attitude, perhaps developing because young and passionate, hard-working and full-of-energy individuals ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaison Perumal Pondicherry
as with all CGH Earth sites this one excells in homely comforts and personal touches. Well appointed rooms are smaller than in most of the CGH Earth hotels but with lofty ceilings and simple furniture, tastefully chosen, the effect is spacious. Menus are a bit restricted but anything can be obtained just by asking. That goes for food, help, shopping, and local knowledge. We caught up on some late shopping, watched a festival, chatted about the virtues of Kerelan food versus Chettinad cuisine and came away feeling refreshed and ready for the world
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