Hampi Island is full of westerners. It’s like a shabby but chic holiday resort for gaaap year travellers (and those who’ve been going a lot¬†longer). I don’t mean to take anything away from it, travelling is a great thing to do, but I’m just calling a spade a spade.

One day Emily and I were having lunch in town when we overheard a conversation on an adjacent table which went just like this (and I’m not making this up).

Person 1: So, where are you from?
Person 2: Hmmm…. (5 sec pause). I guess I don’t really know. I mean, what does it really mean to be from somewhere? We’re all where we are now in the present. Where we’ve come from and where we’re going doesn’t really matter. We’re just now.
Person 1: Yeah, I guess
Person 3: I know man
Person 2: Cause we’re all just part of this cosmic energy. We’re all the same man. Quantum dimension neutrino energy. Yeah. It’s like all around us and in us.

As Emily and I exchanged glances, the creases around our eyes gave away what we were both thinking. We were both instantly reminded of Cuckoo, the brilliant BBC comedy series. Here’s a short snippet but it’s well worth checking out out the whole series as the writers and actors hit the nail on the head.