Namaste (with both hands together in the middle of your chest) or Hello !
First stop Pondichery (India) the closest big city is at 160 km and is called Chennai where my flight landed on April 2nd, 2012. I’m exactly in the south east of India.
I’m staying in a guesthouse called “Mother House”. The main attraction of the city is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (place mainly for meditations or prayers). Two people worked on the creation of the Ashram and many other projects i will detailed maybe later : Sri Aurobindo and a woman called by everybody The Mother.
The guesthouse where i’m staying is related to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The guesthouse follows every rules recommended by the Ashram. the particularity here is that it’s a small place only 12 rooms and each room is for a single person.
My room has a sea view. Each room has a name, mine is Gratitude. My next door neighbour is Humility and the following door is Sincerity. We have a library with wifi access and also a meditation room where there are collective meditation every morning at 7:30 am for anybody interested in joining.
I’m staying in a poor area right next to the sea, it feels safe here, people are very respectful as long as you respect them.