Travel Blogs from Pushkar
... we went next door instead. That was also full and by this point I was getting a little worried and was wishing I could speak Hindu! We moved on to another hotel where we finally found a room for the night. With Diwali and the Pushkar camel mela coming up, the hotels are all very busy and we were lucky to get a fairly decent hotel which was nice and quiet and just the right distance from town. It has a bed, a toilet and a couple of resident lizards.
We were picked up ...
... borrelen, dus een stalletje uitgekozen en eten besteld.
Een Canadese vrouw die mij herkende van de kamelensafari, kwam naast
me zitten en we hebben samen wat gegeten en zijn daarna samen naar
het hotel terug gelopen. Daar lekker een beetje gechilled :)
Morgenochtend vertrekken we om 8 uur
richting Delhi. Daar wordt ik om 19.00 afgezet op het treinstation om
te vertrekken naar Pathankot. Op naar het noorden!
12th Sept Udaiphur - Pushkar
Wake at 4.30am to get ready to catch the train to Pushkar. First thing Fred does is wish me happy birthday and hand me a card that he had written a verse in himself, I'd like to share that with you.
Birthdays come, birthdays go
But one in India - Anything goes
You go for everything
You give it your lot
But unfortunately for you you got the trots
But Hey !!! What does it matter
... coconuts to offer the gods in promise of 'good karma for whole family!' Then they asked us to close our eyes and speak a few words of personal prayer- something along the lines of 'Please do not mug us'. It's times like these when your grip on your camera tightens and you double-check your pockets. The men were genuine though and a small donation sent them on their way. Although this ...
... in way western Rajasthan because I am planning to do something similar in Egypt, and I figured my camel riding tolerance to equal once and only once. I also wanted time to go Goa.
Reading ahead about Pushkar briefly in the travel agency, it sounded like a laid back, kinda hippie, chill town of just 20,000 surrounding a lake with something like 550 temples, big to tiny, so I left ...