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On the way back we stopped at the floating palace for a quick snap, because after the monsoon it was almost all covered in water so it was nice to see its in full glory.
We waved off Lucky and packed our bags and set off for our night bus. I had booked the ticket back in Jaipur so we didn't have to queue, so we killed some time reading. As it got closer to departure I went to check where our bus would leave from, and this being India something was bound to go wrong. ...
... building, huge, beautiful, the carving and marble work is amazing (I heard a guide say that one piece of carving, about 1.6m x 1m, would have taken 3 men 1.5years to make). It was very busy though. Even so early in the morning we had to queue to get photos in front of it (funnily enough we got some good ones on our way out when the morning rush was dying down a little bit). We stayed at the Taj until about 8:30am, when we headed back to the hotel to ...
... t expect much from free henna. You might want to actually pay to get it removed. Oh, and basically no signs were in english here and no one spoke it which really makes the first place where there has been a real language barrier which was fun and nice to experience, the oddness adding to the overwhelmingness of absolutely everything in India. And then we came home and packed because today we are off to Aurangabad to see some caves! Ciao Jaipur, it's been ...
Woke up bright and early to head out to the Amber Fort. The sun was shining. Vaibhav and I got to ride an elephant up to the gate! Her name was Ratha. It was a great start to the day. Our elephant decided to pass all of the other pachyderms on the way up the hill. Time is money in India after all. Vaibhav got a little anxious but held onto my arm until we made the top. We spent a couple of hour exploring the fort from the latrines to the escape tunnels under the castle ...
... of sights tomorrow.
Once we were settled into the hotel, and I had awakened from my 3 hour nap (with the headache and dizziness mostly gone), we wandered up to the rooftop cafe for dinner. There was a Russian couple who were celebrating the man's birthday, and had hired a cultural entertainment group, with Indian musicians and dancers. The musicians were quite skilled, and we really enjoyed all of their music ...
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