This morning I arrived in Bangalore where I spent the day before continuing my journey onwards to Kerala. My day in the city happenedto coincide with a rickshaw strike, leaving me to tackle the Bangalore public bus system (never have I love London buses more).
Whilst exploring some of the local back streets and bazaars I came across this neat temple covered in Ganesh statues.
Today I explored many of the sights in and around Hampi. This structure, believe it or not, was once an elephant stables. The eleven royal elephants were housed here, with the most important one in the centre.
I arrived in the town of Hampi this morning after taking the (non-)sleeper bus from Goa. As the sun rose local men and women came to wash, themselves and their clothes, in the river.
Hampi is the former capital of the Vijayanangara Empire and is home to numerous hindu temples, mainly built in the 16th century.
Joe Banana’s does one of the best veg thalis in Goa so it was a fitting place to say farewell to my wonderful yogi friends.
I’m so sad to leave this amazing group of people and not forgetting those who have already been and gone. xxxx
Today was my last yoga practice here in Goa. This is my wonderful teacher Rolf Naujokat. Words can’t begin to describe how wonderful, strong, knowledgeable and gentle he is. I have learned so much here in Anjuna.
It’s with a heavy heart, but a light practice, that I leave.
I didn’t manage to ignore the Goa trance scene entirely whilst I’ve been here. This party was at a pretty cool venue up at Morjim beach.
Today we went down to Candolim for cafe chocolati’s famous brownies, beach time and dinner at pete’s shack. A great day out.