Last weekend, we took off on a suddenly thought of trip to stay in a place where we usually only stop by.
Pondicherry, a mere 150 odd kilometres away, yet just a passing fragment in our choices so far. We realized we should have soaked in the spirit of that territory long ago. The French quarter was so nice to walk in and I was very surprised that there were so few vehicles honking us aside.
What I missed was a visit to Kailash French bookstore (it was closed for lunch when we went and Sunday was a holiday) and digging around for some details on the fascinating Jeanne Albert, wife of Governor Dupleix. Overall, it was an absorbing vacation.
We are contemplating Tranquebar next!