It’s funny how a lot of Indians I’ve met didn’t even know about Hampi. They thought I meant “MP” which is the initial for Madhya Pradesh state. Hampi is one of my top 3 favorite places in India so far. It’s packed with UNESCO heritage villages, rice fields, rivers and boulders. The sad part is many businesses and livelihoods on the Hippie island will be destroyed in the next month due to government’s recent measures 😢. This isn’t the first time. 5 years ago, more than 52 houses and businesses were destroyed and “relocated” due to government’s plan. Till now they haven’t been given new houses as promised. They are forced to live in temporary houses which are far off from their previous good for business location. Many are still struggling to make ends meet due. More in this story and individual I was fortunate to talk to later. Now if you want to help, you can go to Change.or link in my bio.