Yaba Daba Doo

Arriving in Hampi was like going back in time to the stone ages. With boulders filling the small town it was like nothing I have ever seen before. The amount and sizes of rocks which were scattered throughout made me constantly question ‘How the hell this they end up like this? Where did they all come from? How did this happen?’. There were places where rocks were just casually staked upon each other which makes it look like the slight push of the finger could send the top one tumbling down. But they were 100% naturally placed which made the whole thing so much more fascinating.

Unfortunately, there has only recently been an issue in Hampi regarding buildings which had been built on government land. These old beautiful homes and shops were everything to the people living in them, however having been constructed illegally meant that they were to be knocked down. This caused many to become homeless and unemployed which was devastating to see. Especially seeing as they were all given little to no warning of evacuation before their properties were destroyed. It’s not even as if there was currently any plan of how to use the land in the very near future, and so it seemed so heartless to not give these people and their families more time for this massive change in their  lives.


Given that we were in the world of the Flintstones, we (2 others and I) decided to rent bikes for two days to see all of the temples, ruins and get to some locations to climb the boulders for some magnificent views. In one day we climbed 570 steps to reach a monkey temple and what felt like so many more unofficial steps to reach the most stunning views we had ever seen collectively. Being in Hampi made me do more exercise than I would normally do in a year and so I could definitely feel it in my legs after the climbs and cycling around the whole town.