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... I found to be kind and friendly and eager to learn more of whatever might peak their interest in a foreigner. The rickshaw ride of some 26 km or so from Hampi to Hospet, were I was to board the sleeper bus to Pune was done, if not for sure at a record in terms of speed, definitely one in terms of madness by a driver who out of respect for the code, unspoken accord or brotherly bond between people of his trade, took it upon himself without as much as a "by your leave" to give ...
... and he was there near the entrance as we walked over from our hotel in the morning. We asked him to tell us which are 'not to be missed' caves.
His list included;
Cave # 5 Bhuddist Assembly Hall
Cave # 10 Buddhist Stupa
Cave # 12 3 Story Buddhist Monastery
Cave # 15 Hindu meditation chambers
Cave # 16 Hindu - Kailas
Cave # 21 Hindu Paruti
Cave # ...
... We were heading South all right.
We took a room in the first hotel that would accept foreigners. We walked in at the same time as a pair of Israeli traveling companions in their early twenties, he a Russian emigré, she of Ethiopian descent, Israel's Benetton poster children, the girl much more mature than the boy, though both intent on consuming as many intoxicants as possible. Wine and vodka were on the menu that evening. Rat poison might have been more appropriate: ...
After a great few days in Hampi and with our sleeper tickets booked for the 2 night trains (with a stop off in Hyderabad) to Aurangabad, we left Hampi for Hospet (the closest railway station) and waited for our first train. This is where it started to fall apart! Skip below if you just want to read about the beautiful caves we saw, and not the horrific journey we endured!
Rant begins here! ...
... differences between Mohammed and Jesus and uses the Koran to support his Christian oriented principles.
Each day at the conference ends with a joint (men & women and the team that went to the village for the eye clinics) worshipping together and sharing how God has revealed himself that day both in the teaching and witnessing through the clinics.
It has been a blessing!
Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!