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Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... contortions to get the final limb in place. And the aisle of the bus was equally full. We finally left, and rattled along the road for about 2km. And stopped... because someone flagged the bus down! And as he heaved himself onto a bus which was clearly incapable of fitting even a mouse, about 5 more people followed him! Well, as I keep telling you, this is India.
And so the journey continued for about 6 hours. Fortunately some passengers left the ...
Knowing that we were only in Jodhpur for one night and that we were staying at probably the grandest hotel in India, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, we got up at 6am, showered and packed and were in the restaurant, which they had specially opened early for us, by 6.50. Our table in the corner was surrounded by glowing gas fires and charming and gracious waiter, Fateh Singh, was on hand. It was with great regret that we left The Serai, but by 7.30 we ...
... Later that evening I found a bunch of kids playing street cricket just outside our guest house. Of course I wanted to play but these kids spoke little to no English at all. They could obviously see I wanted to join them, then the next thing I know I have been handed the ball and I'm in bowling. I had a good hours game with them and they were impressed with my batting skills. Having to navigate motorbikes, cars, cows and people, this just added to the magical experience of this ...
Our night train arrived in Jodhpur at around 5 in the morning. From the
train station we caught a tuk tuk and headed towards a guesthouse
recommended and booked for us by our friend Ali, who we met in Bikaner.
It is crazy how these people all know each other throughout the whole
state pretty much. To our surprise the guesthouse turned out to be
located quite far away from the city centre in a family housing estate.
owner came out to welcome us and took ...
... caught a rickshaw to Gypsy Restaurant for Thali dinner. It was delicious, but there was so much food!
On Sunday it was Kate birthday and we had a busy schedule for the day.
We met at nine o'clock for breakfast and at ten o'clock we headed to the Fort. We walked through the gift shop and then through the old city via the sweet man, for delicious Indian sweets, to the clock tour. We did some more shopping and then found a restaurant ...