Hampi

•November 24, 2009 • 1 Comment

Best word to describe Hampi would be, stony. This whole place is filled with huge rock formations, and im amazed that  someone once thought of building a city here. Walking in the ruins of this once luxurious place, is like walking back in time. We’re only spending a few days here, so we can’t see everything.

The Rocks!

On the first day we just prowled around the Hampi Bazaar, bargaining our way into good deals. There is a large temple in the middle of Hampi that you can spot from almost anywhere in the city. The city is a religious place so meat and alcohol products are forbidden. But, of course if you want something like beer, you can get it with the right price.

Yesterday we crossed the river and took a rickshaw to a large lake. There we went cliff diving and enjoyed the sweet waters. For sunset, some of us climbed on top of the Matanga Hill, where you find an old temple on the top. The views were amazing from up there! It is definitely the best place for sunsets and sunrises! I even threw a frisbee golf disc down from up there, and man did that thing fly far….

Today is the last day in Hampi, since our train leaves to Chennai tonight. And hopefully tomorrow we’ll be on a plane to the Andaman Islands :)

Ruins of a temple

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Incredible India?

•November 19, 2009 • 3 Comments

Hey loyal blog followers! This is my first entry after leaving from England. I am also sitting in the first internet cafe that i have seen in India.

I arrived  in Mumbay on monday morning at 2 am, and after getting my backpack I still had to wait 3 hours for Tuomas and Janne. They got stuck in the customs for a while but we all made it out of the airport. First thing we noticed was the heat! We thought we were still inside the airport because the outside weather was so wark and humid! Luckily Eetu, Juuso and Saana had already booked a hotel in mumbai, and so there was someone to meet us at the airport and take us to the J.K. Regency hotel.

We onl stayed at the hotel for about 10 hours and got ripped off for 100 euros for the room! The whole place was quite a rip off, so we decided to take a bus on the same day to Goa, on the west coas of India.

The bus was a sleeper bus with compartments that fits 2 people. It wasn’t  as uncomfortable as I thought at first, and I even managed to get some sleep. The organisers told us the ride would take around 8-12 hours, but it took as 15 hours! And there was no Air Con, so Janne had to travel only wearing his boxers :D

But finally we made it to Goa! We rented 2 huts from a sea view place called S2. It was already familiar to Eetu and Juuso, since they were in the same place a year ago. And knowing the owners does give you some benefits ;) The resort is so beautiful and we just swim all day long and sunbathe. I even tried yoga this morning and realised I am definately not a sretchy person :D Today we rented scooters for everyone except Saana and now were exploring Goa. So far were all pretty sunburnt :D But i guess our skins will get used to it after a while. And the best way to describe how hot it is here is quoting Janne from last night. “Vittu mika soija!” :D :D

Goa, Morjim beach

Tonights the last night here and were gonna look for some good beach parties ;) And tomorrow we are heading to Hospet and to the town Hampi.

I just realised that i dont have my memory card reader with me, so I can only add pictures the next time I find an internet cafe, so be pacient ;)

Hugs and kisses to our families and friends!

J

Black cabs and Fabian…

•November 13, 2009 • 2 Comments

I arrived in Central London a little past 1am. You could definitely tell being in London since the only vehicles driving past are either black cabs or double decker buses! My old friend Fabian came to meet me at Victoria station and we headed to his house in Ealing London. Fabian lives in a biiig house with 5 other people so there’s always some sounds coming from at least one room.  Someone is either singing or just playing music loud, but thats a good atmosphere :)

The tube system in London is really clever and working but @#$%^ confusing ! Therefore I only travel with someone who knows where to go…

Thursday Fabi took me to see his school and a little bit around London, but we didn’t really see much yet. In the evening we went to a student bar called Imperial and I also met up with an army friend of mine Kalle, who moved to England 2 months ago. We didn’t party that long and we’re saving our resources for Friday night when me and Fabi challenge a Sierra Gold Tequila bottle ;)

Tästä se alkaa

•November 10, 2009 • 1 Comment

Hei kaikki!

Täältä voit seurata minun ja muiden Toukolalaisten matkaa maailman ääriin. Päivityksiä tulee silloin, kun nettiin on mahdollista päästä. Yritämme päivittää mahdollisimman paljon.

ryhma