It's our last week in India now and we've headed to the East coast for some fresh fish and French influence.
There's nothing much of interest to report on our trip from Hampi only that this time it was my turn to be shat on by a bird as we waited for our connection in Bangalore. We should both be very lucky girls now.
Pondicherry was colonized by the French and although they relinquished control 50 years ago the restaurants are all still full of French people. Walking up and down the tree lined streets does remind me a bit of France if you ignore the smell of piss and all the Indian people sleeping on them. I'm not sure if I have mentioned before that in India you walk in the road on the opposite side of the parked cars to the pavement. This is because the pavements are used as a urinal by all Indian men and it's also where most of the homeless people seem to live.
We only spent a couple of days in Pondicherry enjoying the food and shopping before we moved on to Mamallapuram which is a lovely coastal village (which doesn't stink of piss!). There are loads of interesting rock carvings there and we would have had a lovely time if it wasn't for the constant hassel of men trying to photograph us. They really do run around like 14 yr old school boys!
Hope to hear from you all soon,