More Mysore

I’m still in Mysore, killing time by messing around online while all the images from my camera’s memory card are burnt to a CD-ROM. Of course the CD burner is actually here, it’s at another shop, so it’s going to take a little while — a typical India scenario, it seems.

Today it looks like I’m hanging out with my new buddy Kumar, an auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) driver I met yesterday. I hired him to take me up to the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel yesterday for dinner (which was disappointing despite the opulent surroundings), and on the way back he persuaded me to hire him for the whole day today for 300 rupees (about $7.50) — despite the fact that he seems to have the slowest tuk-tuk in Mysore! I guess he must be a pretty good salesman.

Apparently we’re heading up to a temple in the hills that has a special festival going on today, and then we’re going to see incense being made. I was a little reluctant to commit to whole day initially, but I didn’t really have any other plans so I decided to just go with the flow.

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