Showing posts from August, 2014

Coast to Coast: Day 7

Unbelievably, the trip was to come to an end tonight. The very thought brought in mixed emotions. Aastha and I were determined to witness the last east coast sunrise (I was sure the next sunrise I see will not be in Bangalore). Google helped us with the time, and we were at the Gandhi beach at 6:00am. Pondicherry and the people felt way friendlier. I could see countless health freaks run, walk, jog along the beach. We also had another great mind like ours, present at the venue to click the sunrise. However, we did not bother to reciprocate to his smile and hello gesture!  We accomplished mission 'Capture Sunrise' by 7:00am and felt rather enthusiastic. The thought of returning to the guest house vanished and we chose to explore the streets of Pondicherry all by ourselves.  It was going to be a Girls Day Out! The twist that no restaurants would open before 8:00am added to our misery.We crossed streets right, left and center to reach a venue for a healthy breakfast.We sa

Coast to Coast: Day 6

As the clock struck 12, we wished each other 'Happy New Year 2014'... The night had just begun and we could see the wilderness as we drove back to La Marina. A debrief of the day was enough a slot to put us to sleep.   We woke up early (by New Year standards) and landed ourselves at Baker Street . It was just the right spot for a wake up brunch. We thoroughly spent time tasting each and every name on the menu. After a cold coffee, we walked through the streets and decided to go for the famous Pondicherry shopping. We passed shops, boutiques, designer cafe but it was all about going in with excitement and returning empty handed. I wondered how people even shopped here! Neither the street shopping, nor the yearning to buy anything help as we walked past the Governor's splendid bungalow. (The inability to buy was a function of lack of interesting collecting) We came back, caught some sleep to balance the morning quota. We did not mind skipping lunch for an interest