Benji Hermann

Joined October 2015
  • Day9

    The Last Full Day

    October 31, 2015 in India

    Today we went to the tailor first to collect our beautiful new, tailor made shirts.
    Then we had a tour around Bangalore Manju showing us parts we didn't see, the original main road, the Mahatma Gandhi road, the state parliament, high court buildings.
    Then we had lunch at McDonald's and went home & rested a bit until some of Manju's friends came to talk to dad and Manju.
    Then we had a nice dinner at a vegetarian restaurant I ate my usual, beloved Indian food: garlic Naan.
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  • Day8

    Father & Son Time

    October 30, 2015 in India

    We went to the planetarium with an auto (the really little car that makes riding in a car an ADVENTURE! If you don't remember) while slowly going through thick Bangalore traffic soaking in the sounds, smells, sights of the city from within.
    We watched a show about the solar system, also a short film about conserving energy not "light polluting" the night sky...
    We played a bit, guided by the director of the planetarium in a science park with cool scientific exhibits.
    Then we traveled to a hospital with ANOTHER auto, dad operated with Manju while for more than an hour I was in a small consultation room reading, eating garlic bread (sounds like me doesn't it)
    Then we had a rest and went to a very nice restaurant with Adrian, Claire and Manju's sister's family as this was Adrian's and Claire's last evening.
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  • Day7

    Lion Safari but without the Lions!

    October 29, 2015 in India

    We started the day with a safari early in the misty morning.
    We were hoping to meet Tigers and elephants but sadly no, we were all a bit afraid seeing the small jeep we were going with with not much protection, "sitting in a cage" at the back of the jeep.
    We had a 90 minute beautiful 4x4 ride in a forest, saw buffalos, deers, lizards, birds but no tiger or elephant despite 30-35 tigers, up to 450 elephants living in the game park.
    Then we had a long drive home through villages and towns, observing rural India, different religions, colors, smells and tastes on the road.
    Again we experienced the chaotic but seemingly safe driving habits of Indians driving without lanes, going around, overtaking each other from all sides, directions and using there phones on the road as well as on a motorcycle!
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  • Day7

    The Misty Mountains & Monkeys!

    October 29, 2015 in India

    We drove from the coast of the Arabian sea to the misty mountains and through those to a coffee Plantation! And it kept me from sleeping when a gaggle that turned to a gang which turned go a group of monkeys came to our car so of course I started getting scared about them jumping into the car, but they just ate our oranges and left, how sad monkeys, how sad.
    We went through strange roadworks, and we were "skiing" down a muddy hill with the car, then got stuck in the mud and needed to push the car.
    We came across a very windy road with many trucks, which made it a difficult ride, some passengers had motion sickness and I was allowed to sit in front!
    We drove through many towns and villages some rich some very poor.
    We saw Mangelore, financial capital of India most were most banks started from. Also sorry for the gap in blog entries I had no Internet for a while.
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  • Day5

    Road Trip!

    October 27, 2015 in India

    Yesterday I went with everybody at the house on a road trip! If you think the Para-Paras are bad these windy roads and sudden turns made my resilient stomach empty itself out my mouth! But it was worth it as we got to the hotel it was amazing! There's so much to do and it has a tennis court and a netball one too! It's so cool and a private beach as well!Read more

  • Day3

    Park Fun!

    October 25, 2015 in India

    Yesterday we went to a botanical garden and I got to see a tree fossil over 200 years old, a rock fossil over 5 million years old and a giant granite Hill over 500 MILLION YEARS OLD! Saw a nice big Lake and fed some monkeys that climbed on my shoulders! Also there were 120 monkeys hiding in a bamboo shrubbery and saw a pelican and a crow team up on an eagle!Read more

  • Day1

    Bangalore!

    October 23, 2015 in India

    I'm finally here yes! It's quite hot and is nothing like New Zealand, the airport showed me that! Also from the picture the dog Oscar watches us while we eat. Also today I tried rice pancakes with nuttella, it tasted like peanut butter for some reason. And I also saw a college were the students have to do most of the the work! And also a 4 hour long presentation no jokes! Yawn it was even more boring than class! Oops I take that back Miss DuncumRead more

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