Travel Blogs from Hospet
... more ancient sites.
Our next stop was Lauren’s favorite. It was another very large complex enclosed by giant rock walls. At the center though was a large pyramid of sorts with walls that had been carved with thousands of symbols. Her favorites, of course, were the elephants. There were chariots, and suns, archers, and riders, staring at the front of the thing was like reading an epic ancient storybook. We hiked up to ...
huge boulders with many temples and ruins of past civilisations;
completely different to any other part of India we had seen and
understandably part of UNESCO! The whole area was quite mysterious
with much of it's history unknown. There are clearly old temples,
market areas and old pathways with plate templates carved into the
rocks for soldiers to eat from. Some of the remains show what look to
be a high tech civilisation with large public baths ...
Not so fresh faced we got a tuk tuk to Hampi and the South American guys, Saulo and Jonah, followed behind. The sun was still rising but we passed villages where people were up and about having their morning washes in front of their houses. Big carts carrying crops, being hauled by 2 cows with large horns, were seen every so often along the road to Hampi. We had nowhere booked to stay in Hampi and as we just had one night and two days here ...
... most boat crews would have feared for their craft and turned back immediately, but not this crew. We powered across the river, both sat on the edge of our seats ready to dive off as soon as the boat started taking on water. Thankfully it didn't and we arrived on the opposite bank safely. The driver rammed the boat up against the rocks with a big bump, causing everyone to shoot forwards, and we all rushed off as quickly as possible. The following day, aching with saddle sores ...
Although this is not my last post from India, it is my last post from placement. As such, I would like to share some of the cultural eccentricities that I have come across over the past 5 weeks.
First of all, I have mainly been addressed as Madame. This is not an old lady thing; I believe it is a caste thing and their way of showing respect. It can get a bit confusing with 6 Madames running around and it often gets somewhat clarified my using "Madame" ...
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