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We arrived in Mysore yesterday. Very different from the North. We toured a couple of temples and the Mysore Palace today. We saw our first sidewalk in 3 weeks, how civilized!
... are taken out, children pose, babies are given away, and they probably go home and look at the picture of themselves with the most random white person next to them. I wonder if they frame it and tell the story to their friends about how it was a glorious day when they were able to get a picture with a white person.
I have to say that Mysore was the one place where we got ripped off the most, by two rickshaw drivers and a cart driver, apart from the initial getting ...
... just about sit on the floor. After a 14 hour ride I got up and discovered that the reason nobody goes there was because it's the spitting/snot spot where everyone releases any kind of body fluid or whatever is in their mouth. great
Mysore had a nice palace and met a nice guy who showed me around. Nothing else to say. Except that weed is legal there (religous place) but booze seems to be a no-go! I just wanted a pint on my birthday!
... Hampi Mela, but all 20 of them were in my carriage and I was sharing a compartment with 7 of them! Squabbling, laughing and singing, they entered the carriage and quickly took over the train with their enthusiasm and energy. Although, this sounds pretty horrific on paper (screen?), it was amazing. We talked, played Uno (which is an easy version of ********, something I started to explain and then stopped myself!) and Bingo. Naturally! And I was adopted ...
In Mysore, we really felt we were back in the city as we were in the middle of busy streets with honking cars, motorcycles and touk-touks. The street vendors reappeared on the side of the roads and a long line of bazaars invite locals and tourists to spend money! The highlight of the city is its over-the-top palace. It was first built quite a while ago but was caught ...
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