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New Year Resolution
My journey in India continues. My first travelogue was about travails in Ladakh, northernmost part of India, and since then I have had travelled to India a couple of months later for business. During that time, I took the opportunity to see places such as Agra, Amritsar and also to spot tigers in the wild in …
There were more heated negotiations over the cost of our ride to the railway station in the middle of the night. After several head wobbles we got in and made it in time for our 03:15 train. We still managed a few winks despite the surrounding snoring symphony.
Devinder guided us through a friendly and efficient check-in at Jagat Villas, …
... it came out wrapped in newspaper and served into china mugs. Either they didn't have a license or it was because the were of the Jain religion, either way the beer is cold!
The next day we had arranged to go with one of the owners of the hotel to visit the Bishnoi village tribes of which he belonged. Bishnoi is a community of nature worshipers who live in villages outside Jodphur but also in other areas in India. On our way we passed through the military base ...
... the city palace.
At times, the constant need to negotiate prices for these rides would get on my nerves. Add the host of scams these drivers do so well, and the hot climate, and you have a recipe for stress. It's hard to distinguish between overly nice and helpful drivers, or cash raping thieves. 90% of the time its the former. People in India are by and large the nicest and most chatty people on earth. But on ...
We went back to the parade, which was for Ganpati a celebration of Ganesh, and bumped into Vinod (We must really stick out like a sore thumb because there were so many people there!) and he took us to see an elephant that was part of the parade which was picking things up off the floor which people had thrown it's way, money to the owner, bits of chapati it ate, was really amazing to watch.
Then Vinod asked us if we wanted to join in and spoke to some guy ...
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