Basant Vihar Palace Hotel
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... asked me to take a picture of them and after that had a longer chat with the father of the family who told me lots of things about the place and why he usually comes here, around twice a year. We exchanged email addresses and I promised them to send them the pictures.
Afterwards we drove back to Bikaner where I first rested a bit in my room before deciding to further rest in the air-conditioned restaurant next to the Junagarh Fort, which I was going to visit ...
... After repeated offences over the last eight weeks, sadly we can't help but be sceptical when someone emerges from the crowd with their hand extended. All we ended up buying were some fly covered grapes which we took home for a good wash. Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the last crusade as our heros wandered through a temple below Venice that was filled with rats? That's how we saw ourselves as Billoo parked the car at the India's fabled ...
... to the guides already, 150rs to the old man who didn't stay the night, 200rs to the son and nothing to Babu unless he attempted to make amends today. At 9am on the ride back to the hostel and almost the end of the tour he whipped out the missing kingfisher and asks Martyn to open it (a trick Martyn has mastered using a spoon or wall) and then promptly down our kingfisher in our faces confirming that he was not receiving a tip and that he was highly likely ...
... and we got blankets and a pillow. It was a ten-hour flight but I managed to sleep most of the way and it passed relatively quickly. The layover in Guangzhou was tough though and since it was very early in the morning, there was nothing to do but wait. The Guangzhou-Bangkok leg was all right, but I was glad to finally reach Bangkok. I passed through immigration, which took a while and then on to the baggage claim. I found my big backpack without a problem, but only found the ...
... grabby paws.
Kochar’s Hotel Marudhar Heritage was a short walk from the train station and was advertised in the Lonely Planet as being ‘friendly, well run and good value’. Nevertheless, even at just IR 700 per night (~$6 Cdn) I’d be hard pressed to portray it as good value. The A/C dripped so much that after just 5 minutes a sizeable puddle had formed beneath it, and to describe the towels ...