gcvg 1, bangalore
Bangalore Airport. Big, modern and extremely efficient, despite the high security
Youngest daughter arrived this morning (YVR/HKG/BLR) at 12:45, 2:00 am by the hotel. There’ll be 2 1/2 days to recover before travelling from here, using Bangalore as a base.
Up, keenly, this morning to Ragigudda Anjaneya, the Hanuman temple, by tuk tuk
As usual, no photography inside. There’s a school for poor children attached. Miss G is mobbed by young girls and asked by that boy if she wanted to play Frisbee
Then tuk tuk into the maw to do that thing that picks the spirits up: shopping
Where most of the local ladies buy their saris, bodices and garments
Popped our heads into a weaver
A vast number of silk threads in warp and weft
The highest-end shop we could find
A heavy bag of silk
Then, wasted after just a couple of hours sleep, back for a nap.
Later off to Bangalore’s first microbrewery/pub. Rather cheesily named The Biere Club
Only 4 beers on tap tonight. I had the wheat, my usual favourite in YVR. Very good, about equal to the wheat at my local pub in Yaletown. G had a lager and thought it was a bit sweet