The Beginning Of A New Journey Unfolds!
29.03.2009 - 01.05.2009 35 °C
Right, So Hampi! Yes! Lots of Rocks!
I have no pictures as i have had some Ummmm Camera problems =/...
My brand new Samsung Camera which i bought about 4 Months ago has just given up on me , Its in perfect Quality, No scratches etc, But now when i power it up it seems the lens doesn't want to Automatically open, So just turns off ...Trying to contact play.com at the moment see if i can get it swapped under Warranty...But im in India...the postal service is not too ummm trusty so will have to hope for the best....
But right okay!
If you want to see pictures, It best you check out Pugs profile, hes got LOADS, the budding photographer =D, But yes 2 Nights had passed as originally planned, When i arrived here i really loved the city once i had settelled down with a guesthouse, Because as soon as you have a backpack, you are bombarbed with people saying "You want cheap guesthouse", No matter how many times you say no, They wont leave, But its kind of a good thing, As everyone around starts making the prices lower haha =D, Play the game right =D?
Children Sat Around TV. Watching Indian Dance Competition
Playing A Card Remembering Game, When you have to flip them over? Etc
Shivananda on the left, a lil terror =D And Suresha on the right...Same goes for him =D
This was the first day i met them...
Bhuni Picking Berries!
Whilst i was staying here i found out about "Hampi Childrens Trust", Which is basically something which was set up initially by a few locals and forgien people, And has now been running for near enough 3 years. Basically there is a main school nearby but it is very expensive for locals to send their children there. So usually they will be left out playing on the street, Which is nice to see and a different change from Palolem where the only children you see are forced Beggars. Some children are of course told to go out on the streets selling items to bring in money, be it toys, fruit etc, And they have no choice to go to the Childrens Trust... But that is just the way life is here... But some lucky children do have a choice to go to "Harmony House" as its called and learn and be fed, While their parents go to work etc. I think the school also lets some Local children which go to the Main school to come here while school if off, As i am here in this period but will have to find out.
So i had my eyes instantly set on doing some volunteer work there, and was not going to let anything stop me, So James and my self have now parted ways! Shock Horror! The journey has only begun but this is how destiny unfolds.... I am not too sure on Pugs adventure so far we have been apart for about 2 weeks, So i will get him to make a Blog and let us know he is still alive =D, But the last thing i heard was that he is now flying to Thailand! Due to some minor problems as the next 2 cities he went to from Hampi.
Over the past 2 weeks i have really loved staying here, and have managed to make my budget VERY cheap, To say Hampi is a touristic area i think i have done quite well =D, My room is a nice size, with my own shower/toilet and i even got a lil outside area! all for 80 rupees a night! Which on my side of the river is not bad, The other side is meant to be bit more money to live, Due to the fact you can get alcohol etc over there.
I think i will be staying in Hampi for quite a while yet, also while staying here the idea of getting my own Motorbike has come to into my head, More of this will come later =D As i dont want to go into too much detail....
I will leave another update shortly,
Right now is time for enlightenment! =D
Chai, Chillum and Chapati! hehe