Travel News

How far did I travel this week?:

This week, I traveled 120 miles to and from Yelagiri. I also traveled 150 miles to and from Bangaluru. That means about four hours in a car on the roundtrip to Yelagiri and eleven hours total on buses roundtrip to Bangaluru.

How far have I traveled on this journey so far?:

I am approaching 8,000 miles of travel on my journey in India so far. India is a huge country and no two parts of it are the same. It is worth the travel to see as much of India as I can, but the travel is also tiring.

How did I get around this week?:

This week, I took an auto to school, a car to Yelagiri, a bus to Bangaluru and autos within Bangaluru. In big cities like Bangaluru, you can call an Uber auto, which is an auto that you call through Uber like you might call a car in the U.S.

What was the most interesting place I visited this week?:

While I was in Bangaluru, I visited the Shivoham Shiva Temple with my friend and fellow American, Brian. The temple's main feature is the beautiful and giant Shiva statue, which is the most powerful temple of Shiva in India. It is huge!

Other Travel News from this week:

I mentioned to a driver I was chatting with that I want to try driving, since the driver sits on the right side of the car and you drive on the left side of the road in India, and he wanted to let me try with the car!