My trip around the world... India

Travel time: July 2004 - December 2007  |  by Nicole Schemionek

01.11.04 Sagar-Shimoga-Udipi

The bus from the Jogg falls left really late. I was sitting outside a restaurant, having cramps in my stomach, always going inside to use the toilet. Outside it was really crowded. All the Indian people which made a trip to the falls were arriving with busses. But instead of watching the falls they were watching the foreigners sitting on stairs. In no time we were surrounded by 20 indians watching us and asking questions. I wasn't in the mood for communication at all. It was not that they only wanted to take pictures with us in it, no, there was one guy with a recorder and he wanted to tape what we were saying. That was just too much... I was really pissed and just wanted to have my rest and peace. Finally the bus arrived and we were going down to sagar. The journey was a torture for me... with every whole in the street I was feeling more sick and didn't know what to do... I was just crying, silly me J... in the end we arrived at Sagar and I wanted to go to a doctor to get me some medicine. It were the worst cramps I ever had (and I had quite a lot in India). I was sitting outside the doctors office and was waiting because it opend at 16 o'clock and it was 15.30. finally it opened and I went inside. There were two nurses and I asked if I could see the doctor. They told me that he was coming at 18 o'clock. Ok... that was too long to wait. So we took the next bus to Shimoga and hoped to find a doctor over there... which we did. The bus was stopping in front of a big hospital. We went inside and the first doctor came to me and examinated me, asked me questions and said I was pregnant... ok... why not? I just asked myself how it could be possible without having sex... finally he understood and he described some medicine. Shimoga is a city build of medical stores... so I could get the medicine easily. We asked the doc for a good hotel because it was late already. He advised us the only real hotel in town... the Juwel Rock. It was very nice, had a tv and nice beds. So we went there and I could recover. Shimoga is really out of the world. Chris and me discovered the city the next day and it was just like a big big shopping mall. Everywhere were shops and everybody is selling the same... but it was fun in the end. The next day we left to Udipi. The bus ride was ok and we drove through nice countryside. When the bus stopped I needed the toilet... so I was moving... I needed maybe too long... and Chris was only shouting that I should hurry because the bus would go without me... so I was jumping out of the toilet and runned back to the bus which was almost driving again... so I was jumping inside and finally made it... We were driving on really small streets which were really high on hills... with serpentines and everything. The street was really tiny and still there came big cars and other busses which we had to pass. It was mad... I was really scared and happy when we finally arrived in Udipi. We passed Manipal and seen a coffee day... so that is the goal for the next day. From Udipi we went further to Malpe by bus. It should be a nice place with great beaches. When we arrived there we could smell the fish already miles away. The whole village smelled fishy. We got a room and made our way to the beach, which was very white and nice. After that we discovered the harbor and watched the people bringing their fish to the market. The next day we went to coffee day in manipal which was luxury. Coffee and some cake, some fries and shakes... heaven... next to the coffee day was a domino's pizza as well... so we had a eating drinking day. Next door they showed mona lisa's smile in the afternoon... so we had a break from eating and watched the film in an air-conditioned hall. That was very nice. In the coffee day there was a leaflet, saying that there was an "Oktoberfest" in Mangalore the 6th of November... Ok... we would go there...

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The trip
It began July 5, 2004: 8 hours flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Mumbai - where I arrived in an early Indian morning.
Start of journey: Jul 05, 2004
Duration: 3 years
End of journey: December 2007
Travelled countries: India
The Author
Nicole Schemionek is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 20 years.
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