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Apr 12, 2018 - Oman Trips: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khaleed

The great Wahiba sands are longitudinal dunes 200 km long and 100 km wide running south from the Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. The dunes are 100-150 metres high in shades of colour from orange to hues of amber. Bedouin camps can be found along the tracks and trails in this isolated desert. In sporadic areas can be found stands of single-species woodlands. Where the sands meet the ocean, outcrops of aolianite (sand compressed into rock) can be found displaying unusual and attractive abstract shapes. Here the beaches mellow into soft...

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Adam on the Road

Feb 24, 2018 - Hampi Tours and Attractions

India is a lovely country with the best forms of culture and tradition. This is a melting pot of culture with the best forms of religion, the most fascinating empires and the best variety of countryside attractions. So the Indian subcontinent has some of the most stunning and most attractive historical pleasures, that are the mainstay of the tours and travel pleasures here. Come to Hampi which is a treasure house of absolute pleasures and the greatest hub of beautiful tales from the past. Go back on time when you come to this land of...

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Adam on the Road

Sep 22, 2013 - 22 September - Hampi

A long hot day's drive to Hampi yesterday. When we got here we found that the causeway to our accommodation was under water and we couldn't get the truck over. Instead, we left the truck on one side of the river and were ferried over the river in a basket - a first for all of us. On Monday we were planning to visit the ruins at Hampi but the main river was too high and we couldn't get across. So our fall back plan was to visit the Hanuman Temple, back over the river crossing in the coracle boats, quite a long walk along the road then a 570...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Daroji Bear Sanctuary

From Kamalapura junction I took a share auto to Hampi. The first thing I did was to go to Rama’s and get my camera battery charged while having breakfast. The banana pancakes sure were a revelation and I should try them at home. The mint tea was quite good too. I went to the bike rental guy and got a TVS moped. However, today’s moped looked quite dodgy. I spent some time at the Saraswati temple, and then the octagonal pavilion. By the time I reached the bike in about an hour, I saw a flat tyre. It was not driveable and I had to push it to...

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Hampi, India

Dec 23, 2011 - Tungabhadra Dam / Malyavantha Hill

I checked out of Kiran Guest House and had breakfast at the roadside shack where the old lady has a kind smile. Walking up to the Krishna temple, I caught with the Raj Ganesh. We wandered through the marketplace ruins and sat by the Pushkarani. The water was surprisingly clear, probably because of the underwater plants. Birds came by, chirping and hopping over the ruins, stopping for a drink. The most beautiful of them was the kingfisher, adorned in blue and red. The ASI were excavating in the region. Movies had led me to believe that...

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Hampi, India

Dec 22, 2011 - Sunrise / Vittala Temple

I set off into the darkness at 5:30 am with my flashlight and my new toy – the headlamp. The flashlight was quite weak and I should remember not to trust it for serious work. The headlamp came in handy, lighting up the path in front of me, and illuminating whichever direction I looked at. It would be such a bad thing if there were an illuminator to life’s path, just like this headlamp. Passing the monolithic bull, I climbed the stairs and walked towards the ruins of the Achyuta raya’s temple. It was an exciting hike in the darkness, and in...

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Hampi, India

Dec 21, 2011 - Zanana Enclosure / Sunset

In the spirit of the vacation, I had decided not to wake up to an alarm, but whenever I felt like. The hustle and bustle of kids had started in the street across my room. After lazing around for some more time, I got myself a bucket of hot water from the owner. After a hot shower, I walked into the village and stopped at the first roadside shack serving breakfast. A lady, probably around 60, served me hot idlis and paniyaram with fiery coconut chutney – a tasty combination. I took an auto rickshaw to the Zanana enclosure. It houses a few...

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Hampi, India

Dec 20, 2011 - Arrive in Hampi

The day is drawing to a close and a cool pleasant breeze is providing a soothing feeling after an otherwise warm day. I’m sitting inside the Virupaksha temple, soaking in the atmosphere. In the verandah is an elephant with a bunch of kids huddled around. They are thrilled to feed it bananas. And as a reminder of everything mercenary today, giving the elephant a coin would get you a tap of the head with its trunk, a blessing. The foreigners are captivated by this. This is the Indian equivalent of dolphins doing tricks at Sea World. This is a...

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Oct 24, 2011 - Hampi Rocks!

Hi everyone, Petrina and I are chilling out in Hampi. This place is simply stunning! Unfortunately this interner cafe doesnt let you up load photos but I promise some soon. Seriously if you ever want to go on hoilday some where different then this is it! Having an amazing time, take care all xxx Pics now added check them out! :) xx

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Asian Adventure 2011

Jan 23, 2011 - Hampi

Das Unmoegliche traf bereits Tage zuvor in Kochi ein, wir konnten die 2 letzten freien Sitzplaetze vom 23.1.2011 des Zuges "Goa nach Hampi" ergattern. 4 Tage Hampi standen bevor. Genauer gesagt 2 volle Tage im Zug, Bus, Rikscha... von vor Sonnenauf- bis knapp vor Sonnenuntergang, fuer die An- und Abreise und Bewaeltigung der lediglich knappen 350 Kilometer. Angekommen, ueberraschte uns das beschaulich ruhige Hampi aufs Positive, in einer wunderschoenen Landschaft gelegen, Jahrhunderte entfernt von Teilen Mumbais, Bangalore`s oder...

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Jan 15, 2011 - Leving Hampi

I am taking another night bus tonight. This one to Panaji. Hampi is a beautiful town with lots of rocks, a river and the remains of an abandoned city. There is a big festival here today (and yesterday) called Shankarthi/Pongal or something similar, where they make puja to Shiva and Parvati. There are rangoulli drawings everywhere. They are drawings made with white or colored chalk placed in front of doorways to invite the gods in. Because of the festival they have made some really elaborate and colorful works of art. I walked around all...

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Kia Shnette 2010

Jan 12, 2011 - Hampi

Safely arrived in Hampi and staying at the Gopi Guest House. All is well so far. It was a long night of constant stopping and starting. To top it off it was very cold. My face was freezing. The climate is definitely getting cooler as I go north. I wore a jacket all the way up until ten o'clock and took a two hour nap with a sheet on top of me. The rickshaw drivers stormed the bus in Hospet before we could even get off asking us if we wanted rides or tours of Hampi. Here we are struggling to get our bags off the bus and they are jumping on...

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Kia Shnette 2010

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