Been hangin out with my pal Lyla in Pune and having a fantastic time. Last night we went to a cafe called Sheesha (and smoked a sheesha, aka the uptown hooka). We today walked around town, bought my bus ticket, and saw the oldest parts of Pune and the market. Really interesting architecture here with a very small scale and lots of shutters. WE also took in the Shaniwarwada Palace ruins and had an amazing south Indian meal at a place called Ram Krishna.
Fyi to both my readers out there: I am heading to an ashram tomorrow outside Ahmednager. It is called Meher Baba and should be an interesting experience. I doubt that I will have internet access during my stay there, whcih I expect to last until the 3rd of Jan or so. Look for strange and/or wonderful tales of enlightenment after that time.