Travel Blogs from Mahabaleshwar
... festival, and it closed with a huge procession that started in the main hall of the hospital and then the Ganesh statue was transferred to the back of a pick up truck loaded with massive speakers and decorated with streamers and branches of leaves for a tour around the hospital wards and then out into the village and up to Tableland. What started off as a sing-a-long and a dance turned in to a full on carnival- the music was cranked up ...
... some peace and quiet for a bit.
We motored through the Saturday market crowds at a snails pace to the next site, the Raja Dinkar Kellar museum tucked away in the centre of Pune. It houses a collection of hundreds of artefacts all collected by Dr. D G Kelkar and houses and oddly an impressive collection of ornate foot scrubbers that seem to be pretty famous.
Sunday was spent back in Panchgani, visiting the only ...
... rice with the nurses and the doctor who had been over-seeing the visit and then after a little afternoon nap all pilled back in the minibus for the steep climb back up to the Hill to Panchgani.
We will have the opportunity to do similar days again next week and also today gave us all the opportunity to get to know the Doctors on site too so hopefully next week we will be able to get involved with a few more things to make the most of our last couple of weeks in India.
... nursing college and the boarding school, and to even greater amusement when one of the rackets broke 5 minutes into the game (again- what a bargain!)
We're starting to get a bit of cabin fever now, and I've even been forced to expand my horizons of card games beyond the realm of snap, and we've found yet more old series of Grey's to re-watch on the TV. However, plans are afoot and we're starting to look at a cheeky Goa-n get away for our last week. Stay tuned...
... everyone will assume that they have HIV and this will affect everything, from their buisness to their prospects in marriage. We're obviously not allowed on the wards where patients have active infection with TB, which means that most of the patients we see will be suffering from HIV, sadly some of them young children too. The most distressing thing is how thin they all are, faces literally hollowed out as they are ravaged by the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking