Dashed off for a quick weekend to Pondicherry. What a sweet little town! Spent an enjoyable two days eating, shopping and enjoying the sea (or is it the bay?) Auroville is an interesting place and a must see for anyone visiting Pondy but I do confess – I spent more time shopping in the 3 boutiques than investigating the spirituality of the township.
Matrimandir is a splendid but am the only one who thinks it looks like an alien space shuttle? And I was a little disappointed that we couldn't go any closer or even inside. Ah well, maybe when I become an Aurovillian?
But the most spectacular part of the trip was sitting and watching the waves crashing onto the rocks – what beauty, what violence, what serenity – simply amazing!