Category: "Week 4"

Day 23: The Indian Job

June 7th, 2001
Day 23. I walked to the bus station with sweat pouring off me, it was nearly 40°c again.  I had paid for a semi-luxury bus which seemed to mean absolutely nothing other than it was painted blue rather than brown.  I was told by the porter that I had to… more »

Day 24: Big Orange Monkey

June 8th, 2001
Day 24. As day broke on yet another predictably bright sunny hot day, I arose expecting to see the usual large amounts of rubbish, the usual smells, the usual concrete block houses and the usual poverty.  I had no idea what Hampi would be like as when… more »

Day 25: The Reluctant Snake Charmer

June 9th, 2001
Day 25. As I woke I tried to scratch my nose to appease a tickling sensation but as I raised my hand I touched something large and very much alive.  I sat up as quickly as possible and threw the thing to the floor.  Opening the shutters I could see that… more »

Day 26: Full Moon At Day Break

June 10th, 2001
Day 26. I got up early this morning so I could get to Hospet in time for the bus to Hyderabad.  As I walked down the steps to the main bazaar a young girl was happily playing with her friends.  Suddenly she crouched down, pulled her skirt over her head… more »

Day 27: Bad Food And Shit-Slops

June 11th, 2001
Day 27. I woke up in a new frame of mind, I was not going to let irritating rickshaw drivers get to me, in fact I was just going to ignore the buggers!  I felt the only way from here was up so I set off walking to the Birla Mandir temple on Naubat Pahar… more »

Day 28: Fare Dodger

June 12th, 2001
Day 28. I didn’t want to waste a day just sitting (and shitting!) around the hotel so I dosed up with Paracetamol and Imodium, dragged myself out of bed and headed out to get the bus to Golconda fort.  While standing at the side of the road trying to… more »