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We had put today aside for shopping. We went to the old town (part of the way by cycle rickshaw which I found really uncomfortable- watching someone else struggling to manoeuvre your weight up hill isn't natural) as it has so many bazaars and little shops. Paul was keen on a copper pot and some shoes and I was thinking of making the inevitable …
... small windows. The intricate lattice work allows cool air to pass through, thus air conditioning the area during the high temperatures in summer. Another place we visited which was very interesting was the Jantar Mantar which is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in the 1700's. It consists of 14 major devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses tracking stars location & so on. The Samrat Yantra, at 90 feet high, ...
... the palace is devoted to shops and there were barely sufficient amount of artifacts on exhibition to make it worth the money. Staff here dress up in their turbans and costumes even though walking on the street you don't seem people dressing up like that much. Many of them invite you to take pictures with them for a fee. Valentina and I rented an audio guide and we studied the place very carefully, listening to every station while going though the museum. I was starting to ...
... held the snake in his bare hands feeling immediately the cobra’s dislike by tightening its body as if ready to deliver venomous bites from its tongue.
Now, was this crazy or not! But luck was on his side; nothing happened. As for me, I was contented just to stand next to the snake charmer while having my picture taken!
... we loved the thrill of the whole experience. The
guide made an early statement that tiger sightings are not guaranteed but that
we were certain see some fine beasts during our visit. He was right on every
count. We never did see a tiger but we spotted innumerable antelopes, wild
boars, birds, crocodiles and, inevitably, peacocks by the dozen.
Without doubt our finest moment came when we disturbed a
leopard. Our guide told us that this was a ...