Empire Royale Hotel
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... it’s all getting reimbursed anyways!
The highest rupee bill you can get is 1000 ($16) and it’s really hard to break. Most places don’t have that much change and apparently the rickshaws get really mad if you give them that much. The 1000 rupee bill is too wide for my wallet but the 100 is about the size of a regular US bill.
Strangest thing that’s happened so far is with the office manager. Both him and the tea guy ...
... font-size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">Ferrys used - 4
CycleRickshaw - 1
Bamboo HouseBoat - 1
At 4am I woke to Matt being sick over the both of us. My turning tummy was only that and faded away during the night not equating to anything. Matt on the other hand... If I can recall the most embarrassing moment in my life, this was probably it! Most of the people around us woke from there slumber to the sound of Matt vomiting. The guy in front of us woke to a small amount in his hair. The next 6 hours were spent cleaning up the sick from around us and trying to make ...
... telling us that “if there is anything we need, anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask”. All in all, there was nothing Rajesh wouldn't do to help make our stay a great one. Ordering cabs for us in the streets, exchanging money outside of the hotel to get us a better rate, and even walking us a couple blocks at night to show us the good places to eat. He even took my trusty day bag to a tailor, the one I've used for over 7 years since my first trip, as old age and ...
... smaller towns, you sometimes have to dodge goats, cows or bulls wandering on the road. You also have a mix of tractors, horse or bull drawn carts, or bicycles or scooters carrying loads 8 times the length of the vehicle itself. Motorcycles carry 4 people. Small rickshaws are like a clown car and squeeze in at least 8.
The most amazing thing about all of this is that it somehow all works. Yes, there are traffic jams that will stop traffic for HOURS but most of the ...