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Travel Blogs from Bangalore
So, here we go. Mark's attempt at writing a blog/journal, let's see how it goes.
Starting off with the flight, the quietest flight I have ever been on, managed to get the whole row to myself so spread out and made the most of the room as I probably won't be able to on the rest of my flights. Flight was simple enough; no dramas, no delays …
... the transformation from rock cut temples to construction temples using stone blocks. The practising or piloting happened at this Aihole?!!! e.g.,
a) Incomplete pillars or partially completed
b) used too much of pillars!!!
c) the ceilings ...
... and the "beep beeps" everywhere you turn, We both thought that this city is far less hectic that Bentota in Sri Lanka from a tourist's perspective, that is there's less pushy salespeople.
The place we stayed was simple, a basic room, with a tv and aircon, bathroom and this one had a kitchen, we were reminded that they had upgraded us from a studio to an apartment, was nice in it's own way, good to be down a nice alley way away from the noise of the tuk ...
... inspired restaurant.
pleasantly surprising 3 or 5 course wine pairing menu. actually the options were all interesting and uniquely prepared. you can see the menu on the hotel's website.
i opted for the pumpkin soup and I loved the pumpkin risotto. my colleagues were equally satisfied with their steak and seafood options.
try Indian wine -- Sula's has a decent red, but ...
... floor. As we were leaving we saw a lot more of these beasts, both alive and dead. Not nice. But down the road we found a very nice place, recommended by the Lonely Planet and reasonably priced (however, the hotels in Bangalore were more expensive than Mumbai - crazy!)
After a quick breakfast we made our way to the aerospace museum (having spent ages trying to battle with rickshaw drivers over the fare). The boys had wanted to go because there was a "dog fight stimulator". ...