India Holiday: Moved to Hampi...
We came to Hampi on Monday. It was a long and uncomfortable journey that took about 8 hours on a cramped bus which broke down at one point. I remember we were stopped for about an hour at some place while the bus got fixed. We were drinking chai with some of the other bus travellers.
I had a rough night on the floor. I put my hammock up and we hired push bikes today. We went out to see the underground temple, sister stones, elephant enclosure and stables. We also went to a museum in the next village and on the way back we found this tree with these big seed pods that we were trying to get down. A young indian boy helped us by just scurrying up the tree and throwing them down for us. I actually still have the two pods I got. They make great marraccas. I gave the boy some cough sweets for helping us.
Back in Hampi, I bought some coloured powder and a book with pages made out of cotton, jute, banana, tea and bamboo. At night we ate Thali at the River View restaurant. Lush! The restaurant is just a kitchen hut and mats on the ground.