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... alms outside. There is no special queue for “quick darshan” – everybody stands in the same line and everybody gets the same darshan. In a culture that values business and riches, everybody is equal in front of God.
I went for the aarti – if you know the tradition in Gujarat, aarti is at a certain fixed time and is an elaborate affair complete with loud ringing of bells, beating of the drum, playing of the pipe, all building up to ...
... So when we arrived we got picked up by my uncle and cousin, the father and brother of the groom. As soon as we unpacked in the hotel we got a visitor: Vimlafai, my aunt from Veenendaal. Being around family was characteristic of the whole stay.
The first two days we were shopping for (traditional Indian) clothes, something that would not have been possible without the help of my uncles and aunts. The results can be found in the photo series. ...
Drinking strawberry jam, pepsi, mango and ice cream "mocktails" with our new found India family. Not puking after drinking said speciality.
Anna feeling heaps better.
Anna still a little unwell.
... airport I was mistaken for a woman, and was asked to go to the ladies' line. It wasn't all that bad, because it was a million times shorter than the regular line. Poor Eric was the one elected to carry all the snacks, and the airport security took the juices that were sent by Mamiji, well, except one. After arrival, we went into Ahmedabad for a bit to see the famed silver bazaars. Actually, there was only one, but that was fine. We ...
... those I see in Mecca. Like Malacca, many merchants here practice Islam and the culture is centered around the religion. It is very different from home, but I enjoy being around people who share my beliefs. I am very sad to leave this place tomorrow morning, but am also excited for my next stop.
AP World textbook pg. 367, 371-372
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Other places to stay in Jamnagar
Moti Khavdi, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $73
"Nand Niwas",Pandit Nehru Marg, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $33
Teen Batti, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $11
Airport Road opposite andh aashram, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $47
New Super Market, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $10
Pandit Nehru Marg, Jamnagar | Hotelfrom $21