Travel Blogs from Mysore
... people, spices, narrow streets and cows walking everywhere. India is a country full of extremes and being a woman here both has advantages and disadvantages. Nowhere else you will be treated like a lady, while at the same time you cannot enter certain areas and you'll sure be the only girl in a local bar. By now I'm really used to the stares, people taking photo's of you and want you on pics with their kids. I ...
... weren't there, and he was insisting we get out of the car
and opened the boot to extract our luggage. We knew something was
wrong as the journey had been much quicker than we expected, plus
there was a clue in the fact that only our car was there. Me and
Kate stayed put in the taxi and Fred and Ginger watched over the
luggage in the boot while the driver was on the phone supposedly
trying to find out where Santo and the rest of them were. He then
... decided to get totally inebriated and pass out right beside us. Apparently he was having girlfriend issues.
Our last few days in Mumbai flew by, but we managed to catch a an IPL cricket game before heading home. Now talk about atmosphere, it was insane! Think UEFA cup final for you Brits, or the Stanley Cup Final for you Canadians. Who knew cricket could be so exciting?
And so, as many of you know, Chris and I decided to come back a couple of weeks early ...
... from the hot tar were his socksand shoes. This morning we took a three hour backwater cruise along the canals just south of Kochin, which was a lovely, quiet ride in a wooden, thatch covered boat propelled by two strong punters. We stopped at a lime processing "factory" -- a concrete block with a tin roof and tarps along its sides -- and saw how small mussel shells were burned with charcoal, over coconut husks for fuel, to become calcium carbonate. ...
... religious traveling. We were using their main hall as a gathering space while we learned about the city and the temples. We learned some about the architecture of the temples and the layout of the city in reference to the religious beliefs of the people who lived there. We were then taken to the lower temple and shown around. We were told the story of the god that is worshiped here and what that story means to the people.
The temple ...