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From Hampi we took a sleeper train to Bangalore. The sleeper trains are much cheaper than the AC classes and with no real differences, other than you don't have curtains to shut the world out. I think it's quite a novelty having white, westerners taking the sleeper trains though as everyone seems to stare as they pass you by. I just threw my blanket over my head and tried to get some sleep, which wasn't easy as I am sure every Indian person on that train was snoring. We had booked ...
... up at 7.30am after a cold nights sleep (couldn't turn AC off) had omlet and toast for breakfast then cruised back to meet our driver. We picked up my cousin Matt from down the road then drove to Kovalam beach. It was another crazy drive. Luckily Matt Eno was in the front seat with a seatbelt on, unlike matthew and I in the back with no seatbelts. Matthew was asleep and Ashok was looking to the left I yelled stop stop stop stop! And Ashok slammed on his breaks ...
... after which the mats are sold on to a middle man who sells them on to the processing factory. Babu earns 600 rupees a day. The cost of rubber fluctuates more or less in line with the price of crude oil.
The going is quite tough as by now we have started the descent and it is very similar to yesterday. Fortunately I have a walking stick on loan from Bebe Matthew and Manu is very helpful. The walk is getting longer and I am flagging. We have a rest ...
... culture shock - so many people, smells, colours, traffic, cows dogs, beggars, limbless people, you name it. We went to a big market and paid a man 20rupees each to take us round - it was pretty poo but he helped us cross this massive roundabout which was worth 20rupees in itself. We go out to a lil bar called WTF and it was exactly what we thought. Oh and we went to cafe Leopolds - if you've read Shantaram you'll get it!
We leave Mumbai and head to Goa where we literally do ...
Still not eating anything, now on day 2 of the fasting, not feeling as ill but still not well at all...decided to become a little more carful with the water...i.e. only using bottled water for brushin teeth etc. we got picked up at 11am by a rickshaw who drove us to the elephant place. Our female 38years old elephant named Lucky picked us up and took us on a lovely walk for an hour...posing for pictures as she went. after this ...