India Part 3: Hampi

Patience Jewellery Travel Log Part 3 (3)

After 4 blissful days in Goa, It was time to take a deep breath and dive back into the real world so we caught a train and headed east to a place called Hampi.

The ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire; Hampi is a world heritage site about 6 hours East of Goa. Ancient ruins lay scattered over a fascinating landscape of giant boulders and crumbling mountains offset by an oasis of lush green palm trees and paddy fields. There’s an extraordinary feeling of peace to this place – an eerie calm with whispers of an ancient empire in the wind. Continue reading

India Part 1: Bombay/Mumbai

Patience Travel Log India (2)

The first part of our Travel Log – this is a snapshot of our time in this enchanting and incomparable country. Hopefully our experiences will help you plan a trip of your own or at least give you some tips and inspiration. Moira has always dreamt of visiting India. Here’s her take on the experience.


Since reading about Hinduism as a child, I have been mesmerised by India and charmed by the colour and energy of the romantic vision I withheld. I don’t quite know why it took me so long to eventually get there, but I am glad I waited. I fell in love with India, and although it wasn’t exactly what I had expected, it pulled me in and I let it carry me away.

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