Travel Blogs from Hospet
... normally?! We arrived on the other side and Hadley had reached his greatest challenge a very steep slope to ride the 75cc scooter up he did it mostly by having to push it up but we got there in the end. We drove through the bizarre and returned the bike. Hadley got a traditional shave at the market opposite the temple. At this point the sun was going down which was when the monkeys decided to come snooping around. The monkeys here are a bit fearless but ...
There are hundreds of temples and shrines in Hampi. We wanted to see them but were not sure where to start. So we contacted our tuk tuk driver from the train station journey and took him up on his offer of a whole day guided tour. The Irish couple we'd befriended, Damo and Marianne, wanted to do the same so we asked if he'd take us all in his tuk tuk and of course this was 'no problem!'. So after crossing the river on the little boat (there is an old bridge but long dilapidated some ...
... in the 37 degree heat.
All in all Hampi is an awesome place and once again met some really interesting travelers and spent many an hour talking about life, travels and a whole lot of other ****. There is not one thing that defines travelers. Each one has their own reason for traveling. Their own philosophy of life. Their own sense of belong to this world. Most of them just like the adventure. Most of them a just very positive people. I like this
... ford. There was a bridge, but it collapsed a few years ago and in true India style there are no plans to rebuild it.
Yesterday we got up early to watch Lakshmi, the temple elephant, getting her morning bath in the river. She lay patiently in the water while two men scrubbed every last inch of her. As an elephant with quite a few inches, this took some doing.
... at Tipi gathered across the table with people across the world sharing stories. Bright eyes and I chatted away with Swami Narayana, an Indian hippie who, in the course of his life had experienced the need to "find himself". Here, he said, he felt "calm". He had already spent a month and was planning to be here for more.
There were people from Sweden, Russia, Canada, Israel, Iran, and different other places but all with a common meaning of life. That’s when I reckoned ...
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