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Oct 8, 2005 - Bangalore

Bangalore was a let-down. Tried shopping for shorts then a movie - couldn't get either (other than some Bollywood crap). Ended up on "Crosswords" (book store) where we managed to kill 4 hours!!! Had a coffee then checked out the LPs on Nepal, Tibet and China - trying to suss out our overlanding to Vietnam. "The Monk who sold his Ferrari" was giving a talk (Robin Sherman) - typical self-help shit and condescending practices - "thankyou so much for sharing your story wtih us all today - that was really special and I'll remember it always"...

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Oct 5, 2005 - Bangalore, India

Bangalore is said to be one of the most modern cities in India. It is the hub of much of the computer manufacturing and tech support call centers in the country. There are alot more educated people with money here. And because of that they have a few streets that resemble something like a typical commercialized western city. There are lots of high end clothing and retail shops and restaurants, bars, pups, etc. It's pretty nice but you won't forget you're still in India, not that I'm trying to... We stayed in the area near the bus station...

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Oct 1, 2005 - Guru

We arrived in INDIA today, and it is just as crazy as we thought. WE don't really have much to write because we just arrived, but when we post picutres from here they will probably be some of the most interesting. Until then we will be studying Yoga with Guru Master Ji in Bagalore which is in the South. Check back later for some amazing photos.

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Jun 19, 2005 - Adrian: To be or not to be that is the question

Time to leave Sri Lanka, it just so happens that instead of having confirmed seats we are waitlisted..... checked with our travel agent and the next available flight is 2 weeks away ........... thanks but no thanks. With much thanks to my uncle Ryan and his Wife's inside airline contacts we found out that there was every chance of getting a seat if we waited at the checkin counter. 2 hours of waiting at the airport with no seats paid off as we waved goodbye to Sri Lanka and hello to India.....

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MADISH 2005

May 16, 2005 - Natalie Portman is crap

There's money in Bangalore. A thriving metropolis in the south of the country, this place is home to India's IT industry and feels like a boomtown. With a population of about six million, all out on the street at any given time, the difference to other major cities is striking. I stayed in the area near the bus stands, railway station, and city market - you're always bound to see a lot more in these parts of any town. The Volga restaurant was across the road from my hotel, though I searched in vain on the menu and walls for a hint of...

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May 10, 2005 - Bangalore

I felt terrified. I landed at 10pm with no room booking (but it's low season, and the rooms are pretty cheap). I was lacking hours of sleep and after reading the guide book I was preparing myself for chaos and con-men. I was steeling myself, hoping to keep my patient and cheerful mood for as long as I could, but I didn't trust anybody. I got in the cab. I wasn't very good a lying about being an experienced traveller, and he wasn't very good at lying about knowing where we were going. We were both new at this. The things I have heard about,...

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Dec 30, 2004 - Bangalore

Ce l'abbiamo fatta, scappati da Goa il giorno dopo cioe' oggi, volo per Bangalore, da cui raggiungeremo finalmente la citta' della seta Mysore con il treno, prendiamo un taxi prepagato e ci affidiamo piu' che alle mani alla panza di uno di taxisti piu' grassi dell'india, insomma o il volante o la panza, con aria rimbambita sembra non capire dove vogliamo andare, si perde, chiede informazioni a tutti, alla fine si paralizza al volante e grattandosi la testa non ha il coraggio di guardarci in faccia, poverino sara' il colesterolo! Con calma...

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Dec 24, 2004 - Christmas Day - Bangalore

Merry Christmas Everyone! We have had one of the nicest and most different Christmas holidays ever. Even though we are in a predominately Hindu area, there are Christmas lights and large paper lanterns in the shape of stars adorning the occasional home and hotel lobby. Although we spent Christmas Eve riding all night in an a three-tier sleeping compartment wearing our street clothes and arrived at 6:30 AM in the teaming city of Bangalore, as we sat together in a nearby hotel eating a breakfast of cornflakes and South Indian curried...

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Dec 16, 2004 - Bangalore - Delhi by train

Have just arrived in Delhi and got in at 6 in the morning rather than 6 at nite as I had originally thought - the train only ended up taking only 36 hours. The journey passed surprisingly quickly as I alighted on Thursday night so it was only really one day and two nights on the train. Although it was first class, it wasn't quite the standard we might expect of first class in other countries - still very comfortable though. The compartment held up to 4 people although there were never more than 3 people in it for any stretch of the journey....

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Dec 12, 2004 - Bangalore

We have taken a 4 hour bus ride from Mysore to Bangalore. On the way we stopped at the Rangana Thittu Bird Sanctuary. It was a beautiful quiet place where we were rowed around on a slow moving river. We saw Comorants, Spoon Billed Storks, Egrets, Darters, red wattles by the dozens and trees loaded with fruit bats by the hundreds. We also saw a couple of crocodiles one of which was a least three times the size of anyone in the boat. The boatman casually passed about 10 feet from him and all his passengers had visions of the beast roaring...

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Nov 23, 2004 - Bangalore, India

(pre-arrival entry) We are scheduled to arrive in Bangalore at 12:40 a.m. (11:10 a.m. Oregon time). Since Bangalore isn't a city we're interested in spending much time in, since the hotel prices are as much or more than in any large U.S. city, and since we get there in the early morning hours, the plan is to catch a train to Mysore as soon as we can. Here is a little blip about Bangalore (pop. 6.5 million) from the web site www.bangaloreit.com/html/aboutbng/bangprofile.htm : Situated at an altitude of 920 metres above sea level, Bangalore...

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Nov 8, 2004 - Bangalore, the Garden City and India's Silicon Valley.

Hey Yall... Yep. I have finally left the coastal side of India (temporarily!) to visit Bangalore. It's the 5th largest city of India and dubbed as the Garden City and India if not Asia's Silicon Valley. The city is really big and sprawled over the flatland of Karntaka with several parks scattered about. Since it was dubbed as the Garden City, I headed out immediately to check out Cubbon Park right smack in the center of the city. It is considered to be the "lungs" of Bangalore so I imagined the park to be somewhat like Golden Gate Park....

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