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This episode of our travels will be one of those rare treasures that is a relief for both you and me: one for which the photographs do most of the talking (well, let's see how the word count turns out).
From the sweet seaside town of Varkala, we experienced our first Indian train; and it wasn’t too bad. The seats are little more than benches, the backs perfectly vertical, but for a couple of hours of dashing through the unfolding countryside of South India, we ...
Hampi Day 14
So it's our final day
in chilled out, amazing Hampi before my most dreaded, "The Sleeper Bus"!!! Like
the title to a horror story. More about that to come. The day is begun with a
short walk up Hemakuta Hill on the doorstep of Hampi with incredible panoramic
views of the town and surrounding areas. Not only are the views breathtaking
but it’s quiet and so peaceful! We sit up at the top marvelling and reminiscing
about this ...
... armed elephant remains in Buddhist lore. A serpent/snake woman called a "Nagini" in Hinduism versus the "Naga", a multi-headed snake deity in Buddhism . These are just two examples, there are many more. Religion aside, Lord Buddha, like Jesus, may have existed historically - though anything other than their possible existance is make believe. The story is that Buddha was born a Hindu Prince. He rejected Hinduism and found his own path to enlightenment. This was the last of ...
March 17, 2015
Pushpa Guesthouse 1200Rs ($19.35) Double with AC
Drenched in sweat since the town power went kaput, we decided to catch the sunrise from the roof. We should have pulled our mattresses up there sooner. It was lovely and cool.
We spent the day catching cat naps in between periodic jaunts down the ...
... the large ferry, start around 8:30. It becomes beautifully slow brightly. We observe the women in the early the laundry to make and the numerous men, who go bathing in the river. The stages are filled ever more by Backpackern, which likewise wait for a ferry. Finally the ferry starts. For river crossing I pay 20 Rbs.
The Guesthouse “Goan Corner” is not far. I must cross an enormous green-bright rice field, then I already am at the goal. When I reach the ...