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Just before leaving Udaipur we met a chef from Switzerland named Dominac. As it turned out we had simalar travel plans. The owner of the Lake Shore Hotel in Udaipur convinced us to hire a taxie to Jodpur so we could see two extra sites on the way, Kumbhalgarh fort and a large Jain temple near Ranakpur.
... 34km in length and supposedly 2nd longest after the Great Wall of China. We are finding it rather difficult in this area as it is quite remote and people blatantly stare at us looking us up and down and laughing with each other as they follow us around. All signs are in Hindu as English disappeared just prior to Ranakpur and people don't speak English. Try to take a photo and they want money. Lesley feels there might be a lot of inbreeding in the ...
... Eric and his camera and immediately line up to offer nothing but a photo of their rear end. The one exception was the alpha monkey that nearly jumped into Eric's lap through the open car window just as Eric was trying to snap the shot. When monkeys feel threatened, at least the monkeys we've seen today, they beat their chest in warning if you start getting too close. This alpha monkey beat his chest and then, jumped down from his post toward the car ...
... on their course" that couldn't enter!
We had been viewing the temple for about 10 minutes when the "High Priest/caretaker" of the temple came over to give us his blessing and put a red spot on our heads. How nice we thought...then he asked for a donation.
This is common practice in temples...free to enter but you are expected to give a donation after a blessing and red spot. We now know the red spot as the ticket because that is what it really is. For ...
... it was appropriate to take a picture- but it would have been a beaut'!
Once in Udaipur we booked into our hotel and Graeme went immediately to bed where he lies as I type this entry. As for me , I am sitting in the rooftop restaurant getting an early start on the New Year's libations and listening to the horn-filled chaos drifting up from the street below.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot...................
Happy New Year Everybody!
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