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claire and david’s Travel Diary

Friday, 12 Feb 2016

MapFrom Mamallapurum we travelled to Pondicherry. On the. Way we stopped at Aurovillewhich is a communal settlement. It is not a religion but it does have a temple, a bit of a contradiction. The temple looks like a giant gold golf ball. You couldn't go inside but it is supposed to be made of white marble and houses a very large crystal . Half of the population are foreign nationals. The whole project is dedicated to unity. It reminded me of my lost youth in the sixties.
From there we went to Pondicherry. Pondicherry was a French colony, so there are very French looking buildings and French bakeries. We had dinner in a French restaurant and I had a pepper steak. No wine though! We only had a few hours there . It was a shame we didn't have longer.
I am writing this on a train to Madurai where we expect to arrive at about 5pm.