I once visited the sleepy little historical town of Hampi. Three days of temple hopping in the sun, sitting atop boulders watching the sunset, riding along windy roads with nothing but rice fields on either side, and tucking into bed at 10 pm. In three days, I came back three shades darker but feeling much lighter. This was that “much needed break” people go in search of every once in a while.
However, I don’t have a story for you. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing amusing to recount.
Here are 12 “amusing” things that made my trip all the more memorable:
1. The autorickshaw driver who offered to take us to Hampi had an “American accent” that worked like a stick of chewing gum. It started off strong but the longer I bargained about the price, the weaker it got. We ended up paying more than we should have. Then again, his accent efforts did deserve that extra 100 bucks.
2. A semi-deluxe suite at the Hotel Mayura is more semi than deluxe, if you know what I mean. When I made reservations online, I booked a deluxe suite by mistake and so downgraded to a semi-deluxe (I’m all about budget travelling). Once we reached the hotel and spent two hours in the semi-deluxe room, we upgraded to a deluxe suite. (what’s a budget?)
3. Finding the perfect souvenir for a place called Hampi.