A lazy day caught by the river!
Today has quite possibly been the most peaceful day I’ve ever spent in India. We had breakfast on the street before taking a 5 mile drive to Anegundi all in the name of chai! Yesterday we’d found ourselves an amazing little chai shack in the middle of the tiny village. The owners have three adorable children who kept me entertained with their displays of cuteness.
Back in Hampi we took the boat across the river to fill up on dosa. In the afternoon a few hours were spent on the swinging bed with books and chai before heading out on the bike again around 4pm. We drove through a few villages, stopping along the way for chai and to bemuse the locals by petting baby cows! We returned to Anegundi and after another chai, we explored the village a little. All the children came out to wave hello as we passed.
As we were leaving the village we came across a huge crowd on the road. A rickshaw was lying destroyed in a ditch. It had crashed, badly, knocking down a pylon in its path. A group of men were holding it up, saving the power lines from snapping. About 100 more were standing around watching with waggling heads.
On driving further we found a water tower. After a hysterical climb I made it to the top where I remained for about three seconds. The view was beautiful but it was far too scary for me so I was back on the ground within a minute!
In our room, later in the evening, I coaxed a tiny little puppy in. He was adorable and promptly fell asleep on my lap. The problems began when I tried to move and woke him up. The little shit turned vicious! I thought it was going to rip my face off! The peace of the day was ruined somewhat!