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We had a great air conditioned bus to take us on our 6ish hour bus ride to Jaipur but it did have to stop a couple of times as the AC was playing up. The first time we stopped was by a load of make shift 'shelters' and we attracted quite some attention with the locals... Arrived at the hotel and had an amazing welcome...see the photos!!! After …
... costing £5! On arrival in Jaipur we were followed the whole way to the prepaid Rickshaw stand by a young indian man wanting our business from the booth. He took us to our first stop - chit chat guesthouse, which was a refreshing surprise compared to our last hostel. Our large room had windows, a modern TV and a clean shower/toilet with a nice stone marble-like ...
... time to look around in the city in the evening. Ikram took us to a tea and spice shop, as we had asked about that. Unfortunately it was rather high end with fancy wrappings on everything so we bought only a little. He took us to one shop where they made carpets, embroidered cloth, etc. etc. They were determined to get tourist money one way or another!
The hand embroidery, including surface beads, mirrors and stones was ...
... we had to go to the parcel-wallah who wrapped our parcel with fabric and sewed it shut, sealing it with a wax seal, before we could send it. It was more costly to send than we expected, but it will be good not to have to carry the gifts/shopping around any longer. We went for a walk along the ghats to a pizzeria for lunch where I had some fantastic homemade ravioli for lunch (yum, so over Indian food!). Spent the rest of the day chilling out and ...
... watched the 120 painted and decorated elephants of Jaipur walk tourists up and down to the fort entrance, it's quite steep, we wouldn't ask the granny's to give it a try! We had coffee and cakes In the shade as Push continued his tales.
As we walked back down he asked us did we like snakes, the eek expression on Miriam's face said NO but Clíona wasnt so hesitant...around the corner was a Cobra! Musicians played and the cobra "danced" to ...