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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram June 13th 2011

HOPE FOR FUTURE CHARITABELE TRUST - Waisenhaus in Mamallapuram No.58, Old T.K.M. Road, Poonjeri, Mahabalipuram - 603 104, South India Website: www.hopeforfuture.org.in email: jdglaxon@gmail.com Gestern war ich mit Mica in dem Waisenhaus in dem sie ehrenamtlich für ein paar Wochen arbeitet. Es war ein wirklich schöner Besuch und wir haben mit den Kindern viel gelacht, gesungen, getanzt und Memorie gespielt. Es sind 26 Kinder dort im Alter von 2 - 17 Jahre, manche Halb- manche Vollwaise oder weil es sich die Familien nicht leisten können sie zu ernähren. Es gibt einen kleinen Gemeinschaftsraum mit ein paar Bilderbüchern der auch als Speiseraum dient, einen kleinen Schlafraum für die Mädchen mit einem Regal (keine Betten, geschlafen wird auf dem blanken Boden) und einen etwas größeren für die Jungs. Wir haben auch eine Fotosession mit den Kids gemacht, anbei ... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram June 5th 2011

Tja, vollkommen unerwartet hat mich nun der Fluss des Lebens noch ein Stück weiter in den Süden von Indien getragen und ich bin vor 4 Tagen in Mamallapuram angekommen. Ein wunderschöner kleiner Ort an der Ostküste Indiens am Meer gelegen. Hier genieße ich nun die etwas „kühlere“ Brise des Meeres bei guten 30 Grad, was sich nach der Dauerhitze im Landesinneren wirklich angenehm anfühlt. Die Busfahrt von Tiruvannamalai hier her war etwas komplizierter, da es keine Direktverbindung gab. So hab ich am Busbahnhof in Tiru schon mal eine gute Stunde im indischen Chaos verbracht, um dann dank der Hilfe des Stationmanager endlich einen Bus ausfindig zu machen, der mich bis nach Chengalpatty mitnehmen sollte. So saß ich für die nächsten rund 5 Stunden in einem Local Bus voller Inder als einzige Weiß, tuckelte mich 30 kmh ... read more
Meine Reisebegleitung
Ein Nashorn
Die Blumenfee

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram May 23rd 2011

Hej Er vel ved at falde lidt til. Egentlig eller saadan da. Er blevet snydt saa vandet driver af den lokale skraedder, er begyndt at spise mad serveret ud af et hul i en vaeg og falder konstant i snak med de lokale. Er oppe kl 6.15 hver morgen og dyrke to timer yoga og har koebt en lille tromme (samme historie som med skraederen og stenhuggeren foer det..) og med den foelger ubegraenset undervisning - altsaa undtagen naar han lige faar muligheden for at undervise et par canadiere der tilfaeldigvis kommer forbi... Det betyder med andre ord at jeg skal i poolen nu. Det handler i hoej grad om at jeg skal laere at sno mig, acceptere og give slip naar ting er udenfor min kontrol og isaer holde mit temperament i kort snor. Naar ... read more
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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram May 18th 2011

Hej venner Det har vaeret lidt af en kamp at faa det tekniske til at fungere og jeg har midlertidig givet op i forhold til at faa nogle billeder op. Windows i aeldre version, med et utal af spaendende skavanker praeger billeder og det med at faa billeder fra mit kamera til computeren er tilsyneladende umuligt. Jeg befinder mig i en lille by der hedder Mamallapuram, en bette by helt ud til kysten. Jeg tilbragte de foerste par dage sammen med Chrisitian paa et resort 100 meter fra stranden men flyttede i gaar til et vaerelse med havudsigt og en del bedre oekonomi. Priserne svinger fra 50 - 120 kr hvis det skal vaere uden aircondition og de er meget varierende i kvalitet. Jeg bor nu lyst, rart og med havet som nabo. Det er udenfor ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram April 5th 2011

Hello! It seems to have been a little while but I seem to have been doing a lot of moving over the last few weeks and am getting quite used to curry for 3 meals a day. I did eventually manage to make myself leave the plentiful supply of cornflakes that was Varkala and in a bizarre twist of circumstances checked myself into the local Cult. Yes, that is right i said Cult. Don’t worry 2 months in India has not turned me into a complete Spiritual hippy but having met a lot of people that had been I decided to pay it a visit. Its an interesting place, designed a bit like a 24 floor posh council estate it has shops, juice bars, a swimming pool (full dress only allowed), a charity shop and a ... read more
temple festival
temple festival
kebab anyone?

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram March 1st 2011

A potted history of the trip on Gladys (Royal Enfield) with Carolina (Spanish) to Tamil Nadu and Kerala - Jan and Feb 2011. January 14th: I left Bhubaneswar at 5.30am on Gladys (Enfield 350cc) and headed south for Chennai. I was hellbent on just getting there. Hm…. Maybe this was something to do with the anticipations around meeting Carolina, my new friend of three months. We had been Skyping and chatting but never meeting face to face before. Carolina had ‘found’ me on couchsurfing.org and seen that I was also a volunteer in India. I made it to Rajahmundry at around 6pm that day, having ridden more than 650 klms. I found a lodge and was happy to wander around the town eating street foods. The lodge was a bit of a dive, and I did ... read more
Carolina in Mamallapuram
Kolams
Heaven's Angels

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram February 10th 2011

El avión de Sri Lankan Airlines parte rumbo a Chennai (Madras) repleto hasta los topes. Nada más despegar señores indios y lankenses de frondosos bigotes empiezan a pasearse, mercadear, eruptar,... Las azafatas optan por esconderse y callar. Una hora mas tarde aterrizamos, finalmente en India. Atravesamos el centro de Chennai ( con mas de 6 millones de habitantes) en medio de un tráfico horroroso, y empiezo a apreciar las diferencias con su vecino sureño: más sucio, más caótico, más agresivo.... Una vez en la estación de autobuses nos subimos a uno con destino a Mamallapuram. Mamallapuram es una pequeña ciudad al sur de Chennai que consta de varias calles jalonadas de tiendas y restaurantes para turistas, hostales y algun que otro señor que pasa susurrandote al oido: ¿hachis, Sir? Nada más llegar ya nos encontramos al ... read more
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Mamallapuram
Mamallapuram

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram December 27th 2010

Mamallapuram aka Mamabalipuram Day 3 - Monday - Chennai to Mamabailpuram After a leisurely breakfast we jumped into what was really quite a luxurious bus (no air con but windows do the trick!) for a 1.5 hour drive to Mamabalipuram, one of the popular regions south of Chennai. It has quite a different feel and there are a lot more western tourists here - a beachside town with a lot of history, what with it's dead temples (only because of of one part of the temple being damaged it loses it's religious significance and is no longer worthy. Also means you don't have to take shoes off!) After a short walk we hired some bicycles and went touring. Riding was fun although we has to first check our bells worked as this is he main way you ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram November 26th 2010

Yesterday my colleague Lourdes and I went to Habeeb's place to have dinner. Habeeb is a man who lives in Vedanthangal. He's about 45 years old and he is married and has a beautiful daughter. He has a shop. He doesn't have many things in his shop, and we thought that maybe it was another kind of shop.... (some joints behind the cookies?). Well... probably, because he is a business man!! And Lourdes is a business woman so... you can imagine me in the middle, like an umpire on a tennis court! And now I am sure of this. Not joints – but many other things! It’s very funny! It started some weeks ago with beer. We are in the middle of nowhere and it's difficult to find an apple here, so imagine one beer!! It ... read more
Washing machine

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mamallapuram November 22nd 2010

Varkala Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are facing the Arabian Sea. It's a nice little place with a lot of tourism. All over the cliff are little shops, where people will say everytime you walk by "look my shop, look my shop". Even if it's the 10th time you walk by on the same day and said politely "No thank you" again and again! Of course we arrived in the dark to make it so much easier for us to find a place to stay! The first two nights we ended up in a crapy place. But we heard of an awesome little guesthouse "Skylark" run by this American lady named Faith and her Indian hubby Saji! Finally we found a place where we could relax. After talking to a few ... read more
Varkala.
Mamallapuram beach.. in the back the Shore Temple
Fisherman at work




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