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Thursday, April 5, 2001
Bangalore, India
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Bangalore, India:
Latitude: 12° 58' 44" North
Longitude: 77° 35' 30" East
Altitude: 17 feet
From Seattle: 9909 miles
Lodging: Transit - Train 6592: Hampi Express: Bangalore - Hospet

Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Karnataka
Route: Train 6592: Hampi Express: Bangalore - Hospet
Weather: Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1456
Linear Dist: 275143
Countries Visited: 75
Regions Visited: 284
More stats...
Hotels: 583
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 99
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4563

Journal Entry:
I slept in again - I don't feel guilty given the all night / early morning trains I have coming up. I packed, checked out, and left my luggage and went to look around. I took a rickshaw and then went for a walk along MG Road (where I got denied a hotel yesterday). My thoughts of yesterday were repeated - Bangalore is a lovely city from a seat, but difficult on foot. There are great bookstores though. I spent at least three hours browsing bookstores and stalls - bought three for my upcoming beach time. There are also a large number of crafts emporiums. They're nice, in fact too nice, something about the sterility of the environment takes a lot of the fun out of shopping - I didn't by anything. I had a late lunch then took advantage of fast, cheap internet. After dark I went back to the hotel and had diner for no other reason than I had nothing else to do. At the train station I managed to find my platform and even more impressively deciphered the announcement when the platform was changed! The train was delightfully cool and very nice - the nicest I've been on in India.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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