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... filled with people, motorcycles, tuk-tuks, all beeping their horns and passing where ever they could, but everything managed to flow without a stop light.
We also stopped at a Jain Temple, which was very colourful, with beautiful painted carvings.
A nice supper at yet another restaurant Ikram picked for us, but this time he came back for tea with us after supper. Overall a wild, action packed day.
... It just so happened I was one of the few who got a male camel, meaning he was giant, and also spent the start of our 2 and a half hours on the camel doing this weird mating call thing which would start with him making this regurgitating noise and then blow up this weird gland in his mouth so it would balloon out of his mouth and white froth would form. Guess that's what gets the lady camels going, but really it just made me feel nauseous. The camels were enormous so it ...
... a pleasant life they have, protected from any predators, and kept supplied with grain and huge bowls of milk. And of course worshipped by the Hindus. In fact the Hindus buy treats for the rats from stalls outside the temple, and put them in little bowls on the ground;they actually believe that if they eat some of the treats once they are covered with rats dribble, it will bring them luck! We didn't test that. No doubt that Indians are bonkers, but a fascinating experience. ...
... for a video pass. Remember - NOTHING is free in India!
Keep in mind that the rats run freely so you may have them cross your path or touch you in your visit. When I was there, the entrance was loaded with rats hanging from the door, ledges, scurrying across my path and all around me. Terrified of these rodents, I felt extremely vulnerable and uncomfortable with them. One could have fallen on my head or anywhere on my body and I would have ...
... ll spare your life”
“You didn’t let me finish – I’ll spare your life but I’m going to turn you all into rats”
“Look on the bright side; you won’t be dead!”
‘But – we’ll – be – rats’
“Well yeah, there is that – but if you promise to be thankful and serve me forever ...