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Another weekend in Hyderabad = Another chance to do something outside of Hyderabad. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy in Hyderabad, but given that I don't have much time left in India, I need to take advantage of every free weekend I have and try to see some more sites before I run out of time. So...I made the decision this weekend to visit Hampi …
We arrived in Hampi on the night bus and got mobbed by rickshaw drivers wanting to take us around the corner for 10 rupees, we ended up jumping in one so that the rest would leave us alone, this was a little annoying but they're just trying to earn a living. He took us to Pushpa Guest House and we managed to barter the owner down to 1,100 rupees for 2 nights (£11) - a saving of £1 from the asking price, Jimmy's bartering powers! ...
... place and sometimes right in between the boulders.
Chilling out back at our hotel, about to go to bed then disaster. ANOTHER BED BUG! Urgh! We got our torch out and had a good investigation of the bed and room. They were living in the mirror above the bed and in the cracks of the bedside table. Dammit! At least it meant they hadn't come from us and our bags and things should still be bug free. Needless to say we checked out!
... to wade across..... Mal was nearly swept away and her face was covered with panic until she realised all she had to do was stand up! :O
one beer later we decided maybe it was time to cross the river in the dark. on the way to the river Kay shouts "look out.. Scorpion" which i Nearly stood on. Some locals then decided to tell us that the Scorpion's sting is poisonous and will kill you with in 6 hours. Me walking ...
... as I was told. Police station was situated just next to one of the the temples so I took that opportunity to shoot my first snaps from Hampi with a sunset in the background. Exactly opposite there was the main temple of the town called Virupaksha. It's gate was built in sort of a tower (which reminded me of Angkor Wat a little bit) - the most iconic point of the place. When I went through the entrance I found myself on sort of a courtyard where there was a temple with ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking