10.02.2015 - 10.02.2015 30 °C
Oh TIRED! Up so early this morning and now have to sit on a bus for 6 hours to Jodhpur! I am sleeping as soon as I get to the hotel!
The bus trip is on what must be the worst road in India as every time I think I am falling asleep the bus hits a pot hole and my head smashes into the window and I am awake .
So I will fill you in on what's going on in my head (in between minutes of sleep)
- I would give all the money in my wallet for a hot shower! I have had no hot water since leaving Australia - including two days with no water in Kodaikanal. So I have 700 rupees which I will give up for a hot shower ($14AUD).
- I have learnt. Avoid buses and they will just run you down no questions asked. Tuk tuk and cars will wait and go around you. Aside from buses the biggest traffic hazard in India are.... Cows. No sense the just stand in the middle of the road and will walk right into you unless you move.
- No Internet. For a country that runs most of the worlds telecommunications do internet centres the Internet is not fantastic here. Which is very sad for India.
Also I am going to share my current spending so far (in Australian Dollars):-
Transport - $230.00
This includes tuk tuks, 3 taxis to and from airports, driver from Madurai -> Kodaikanal -> Alleppey, driver to Cochin and the day trip to Mammallapuram and Ponducherry. (This is my share 50% of transport)
Food - $160.00
This is including my $30 seafood extravaganza! Mostly, been having coffee for breakfast, snacks (entree) for lunch and an actual meal at dinner.
Beer - $65.00
I have kept this separate from food so as to not give a inflated price of food costs. The beer for a 650ml bottle ranges from $3AUD to 4.50AUD.
Site Entry - $30.00
Entry is so cheap to get into in India. In Kodaikanal entry to most view point was $0.05AUD. The most expensive entry was to City Palace in Udaipur at $6.00AUD.
Accommodation - $380.00
We have stayed in mostly accommodation which would be top end budget hotels and guest houses with two Home Stays.
Total Spending to Date (excluding Airfares) = $865.00AUD.