Calling planet earth !!!March 24, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C
We awoke from our night bus with young men jumping threw our windows and pushing leaflets o our faces and shouting TUK TUK. I responded in the only way I could, "don't mess with me face" and we defiantly walked off in the hot humid morning to find our guest-house . With all the hullabaloo you would forgive me for not noticing that Tammy and I had been transported to another planet. For every way I looked I could see boulders on another scale peppered with Temples. We had arrived in Hampi.
We found our guesthouse which was situated in the bazar, a rabbit warren of home stays, antique shops and sit on the floor restaurants. We relaxed and washed off the night bus scum and set off for our first explore of this unknown land. Now it was HOT like bloody HOT like the HOTTEST I've ever been HOT so we didn't get far in the middle of the day. But we managed to see Virupaksha temple that was basically in our back garden. The overwhelming heat and smell of sewage did not dampen my enthusiasm at awe inspiring structure that was built in the 11th century in homage to the gods.
As the heat was intense and we realised were not made for 39degrees. We decided to split our days in two. Morning and evening, with a well earned siesta from 1 until 5. We explored the landscape and visited the ancient Hindu empire ruins. You could definitely see why they decided to build an empire there, as the boulders that had been there for billions of years acted as a natural fortress.
One of my favourite moments in Hampi, was watching the poker red sun, setting over the Mars like land, whilst me and tam lay on one of the impressive boulders.
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