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Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... When Rishi the tuk tuk driver dropped us off at the hotel he asked us if we would like to do a Bishnoi village tour tomorrow. The Bishnoi's are farming people who have a close bond with the animals in the wild so it would be a good chance for us to see some different animals, so we agreed to do it via him at 10am the next day.
We debated whether to go out for dinner but opted for the easy option and stay in the hotel as the ...
... failing and women now work in the fabric industry, walking miles to and from work daily. We only met the men of the family, they put on white turbans as we entered their home as a sign of respect. Families who live like this, allow tourists to enter their homes as an extra source of income, electricity has only been installed since last year. The huts themselves look like crannogs(old irish homes) from hundreds of years ago.
... asked how much. I said 30 rupees once again. He told me that was insulting him and the religion, and I walked away. He tried putting the bracelet on me, but I pulled away. I managed to get away and connect with Eric who offered $20 rupees and it too was refused. We had similar experiences with two faux holy men. This whole ordeal upset me more than I thought it would. This elaborate spoof started from our hotel, it took advantage of a true holy pilgrimage event for many, ...
... the room. It was nearly 6am
and we were tired and dying for more sleep. He was really enthusiastic
to have us there and we were both grabbed by him and both given a very
long lasting tight, and to be honest, rather awkward hugs.
We were welcomed and told that we were part of his family now.
We thought that now that was over with, we could now get some rest...but it was not to be.
He started telling us about his house and while doing that he started ...
... back for Jaipur (6 hour drive) stopped half way for dinner on a road side cafe, was very nice! We eventually arrived in Jaipur about 6.30pm, the others weren't there and weren't back from their trip at Pushkar from the weekend, missed curfew by and hour (10pm) and were in trouble with Amita and Prunay.. but in the end an apology was accepted. Chilled evening and skyped mum, dad and scott!
Time to settle back in, and let the festivals ...