The Presidency

1471/A Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751015, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bhubaneswar

The wrong trousers Gromit

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

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It wasn't the wrong trousers it was a close shave!

My roughty toughty image suffered a bit of a set back today following a shave and a face massage - it was all good until the 450 rupee bill. The most a good ferangi shave should be is about 50 rupees and it's usually about 20 / 30 if a suitable roadside affair. I fully appreciate the white skin tax rule but even ...

The bear necessities of life

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

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... was my destination and it was getting dark as I approached the outskirts. Unfortunately I got caught at a railway crossing and sat there for almost 20 minutes as the dark thundery clouds started to form around me. As soon as the barrier opened the rain started and if that wasn't bad enough there wasn't even a hotel!

The nearest one (apparently) was a further 10 kms down the road so off I set. After 15kms I realised that this was not going well and ...

The end of the beginning

A travel blog entry by pioneers2012

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... houses and finishing bits of work. I also gave out an exercise book and photo to all of my English students, which they loved. On Thursday and Friday the other Northern India volunteers arrived and we had 2 days of debrief in the office. There were a lot of fundamental things that we felt were wrong, inefficient or even dangerous about the programme here, and we made sure our points were put across constructively to make sure changes were made so the experience can be ...

"A Promise is a Promise"

A travel blog entry by pioneers2012

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... must happen in homes to begin with.

At 10am we went back to the YRC to set up for the sessions we would be giving, while some students cycled round the village with a microphone to gather people to come to the YRC. We started the session at 11.30am, and although we were worried noone would come because all the students had exams, most housewives said they were too busy to come and the ones that said they would could only come for an ...

Temples and train rides

A travel blog entry by pioneers2012

... job looked slightly like the work of an 8 year old, but presentable none the less! When we went to present them to the school, the headteacher was impressed and took Sanka and I straight to the front of the school assembly to show the children, who all raised their hands when asked whether they would like to learn how to make them. The girls went especially wild for the jewellery box! We will do 4 lessons with them before they leave as part of their vocational ...

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This hotel, located on 1471/A Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar, is near Lingaraja Temple.
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