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... not being a fluent Hindi speaker, as a result of the prayers I ended up with a red dot and some rice grains in the middle of my forehead and some red cotton tied round my wrist. While this was going on another Brahmin was doing the same to Gem but quite a bit further away, I could see her but not hear her. Once the Brahmin had asked questions about my family and then said that he would say some prayers for them, he came to the bit I had expected, the money bit. He mentioned ...
... we went to a local Jain temple and then the famous Brahma Temple. Sadly, the Brahma Temple was been run by the fascist police as they wouldn't let us take any photos with our cameras. However, it was OK to take photos with a camera phone, which was what all the locals were doing! I'm not entirely sure what the difference is between a camera and a camera phone but that's India for you, they have rules but they choose to ignore them all!
... I had experienced.
The Return of Delhi Belly
You wouldn't think a holy site like Pushkar would be celebrating a western holiday like Christmas...but here we were, christmas party at the Sunset Hotel that put on repeat an acquired playlist of mind boggling doof doof that went on til 1 am in the morning followed by traditional drum banging and sitar plucking. Seriously...its 3am. Full blast hardcore trance at the holiest of the ...
... desert as it became a bright orange and slightly misty towards the horizon.
When we returned to the fair it was alive and all the rides were alight with neons.
Bish spotted this Ferris wheel which was going way faster than it was safe to do so, god knows when or if it had ever been serviced, with no doors on the carriages as they rocked side to side. Of course we had to have a go, so as Bridget stayed on safe ground with the camera, Bish and I entered the death trap, excited ...
... about these men but thought it
would be okay since we knew what was coming.
It wasn't okay. They were
scary. But hey, we got bindi and a puja
bracelet which was our original intention for visiting the ghats. So we came out on top. Then we went shopping crazy, saw some old
friends, drank some lassis, and went on the most glorious camel ride EVER. We had planned on calling up “our” camel
driver earlier in the day but simply ...