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Adapting to the
Last night we walked around the bazar. It was calmer than others and I am really
getting used to the craziness all around me.
I was able to actually stop and look at some items and I am getting much
better at dealing the people hounding me.
I just firmly tell them no and walk away, or ignore them all together. I also finally realized that if they are
... concepts shared with Hinduism and Buddhism, the result of a common cultural and linguistic background, the Jain tradition must be regarded as an independent phenomenon. It is an integral part of South Asian religious belief and practice, but it is not a Hindu sect and not a Buddhist heresy, as earlier scholars believed. The name Jainism derives from the Sanskrit verb ji, “to conquer.” It refers to the ascetic battle that, it is believed, Jain renunciants (monks and ...
There were little artefacts - one was particularly amusing - it was a silver figurine of a dancing lady, and it was used to store alcohol for the royal ladies - the alcohol was poured out of one outstretched arm. I suppose drinking in public was a no-no for the maharanis! But these royal ladies were health conscious too - there were huge dumbbells (the kind one swings over one's head...the original kettle ball??) which were used for exercise by the royal ladies.
... er, I mean food.
With the long, tiring days behind us, the remainder of our time was relatively low-key, with long drives, and fewer sites to visit. Our first stop, Jodhpur, was the cleanest and sanest all the places visited. It's known as the Blue City because many of its buildings and homes have traditionally been painted that color. We had only two sites to visit there. Both were really impressive, though I have to admit that we have ...
... a great afternoon we had a quick freshen up the set off for dinner to the Pal Haveli restaurant. Another rooftop setting wit a magnificent view of the fort we indulged in ginger chicken and Lal Maans traditional Rajastani curry. With a obligatory accompanying cocktail of course. We then searched for a local Indian dessert in some nearby traditional sweet shops, picking pistachio and coconut flavoured sweets. With a 4.45am alarm for the next mornings bus we headed back for some ...