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Hampi is a place that should be described visually, not with words. Or with music:

Press play. And then start reading. 

 

 
I brought you something close to me,
Left for something you see though your here.
You haunt my dreams
There's nothing to do but believe,
Just Believe.
Just Breathe.
 

 

I woke up the next morning with new friends to see Lakshmi the elephant take a bath by the river:

  

Also explored a bit more of Hampi’s ambience:

 

Can’t get enough of the local monkeys:

Or the temples:

We then crammed into a rickshaw to see some of the lesser-visited temples in Hampi’s outskirts:

 

And to finish it off, reunited for an alfresco dinner at the Mango Tree restaurant.

 

Happy Birthday Fiona!

 

 

Tomorrow morning I’m catching a 6am train to Goa with 2 friends I made earlier this morning. Both are 30-something teachers, one from Scotland and the other from Ireland. 

When we realized we were all heading to Goa at the same time, we decided to get train tickets together. Let’s see how this all plays out…

 

- At time of posting in Hampi, India, it was 30 °C - Humidity: 66% | Wind Speed: 24km/hr | Cloud Cover: Haze