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... and the room was about 1500 rupees, but for one night, and for Hannah to be waking up somewhere nice is all we wanted. Also the result was that they did room service, and BEER!! Ahh how I missed the sweet nectar!
It was Hannah’s bday in the morning and as requested I jumped up on the bed and started dancing Hannah awake, as I got more into it my arms started flaying around and suddenly, WALLOP, my hand had ...
... one too. The street where my hotel is, is a 6 lane road with a 20 ft impeccable pavement on both sides (never mind that two wheelers are merrily zipping upon it in true Indian style ; at least it is there). I think its time to consider abandoning Bangalore, where the word pavement has not yet entered the dictionary.
Its just a night halt here and I will be on the road again come morning. Orissa is not my target this time.
... figures of gods carved on the walls and large green lawns around.Unfortunately, the large, spectacular Lingaraj temple, is closed to non Hindu, fortunately you can 'admire it from a high terrace and take pictures.Bubaneshwar is the capital of Orissa, a pretty clean city by Indian standards and broad avenues to 4 lanes that allow a flow of traffic.Then I visited the museum of the state and that of the ...
... temperature (very hot) for the metal and wax to meld. The houses in the village are falling down, these people don't have much at all and seem to work tirelessly in every house to produce their village industry. We have seen this work all over Odisha, but JP tells us the middle men make most of the money from their production. He said they don't get much assistance from the government either for the village upkeep. We particularly like the less polished pieces and buy ...
About 2 weeks ago we headed out to a mothers group in Katada, a small village about 40 kl away. Luckily we got a ride from Manoj. On the way back he spotted someone sitting behind their home and waved. This happens all the time with Manoj. He knows several people everywhere we go and if he doesn't know them they know him. Anyway he stopped and asked us to wait as he went into the home. He came out quickly and signaled for the 3 of us to come in. This was ...