Jaipur Palace Hotel
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Slept relatively well and didn't get up till 7.30 a.m. or so. Wandered around the gardens overlooking the Chambral river. The gardens will be dazzling once the rains come, full of peacocks, not that used to people though and fly off as you come across them, to the small island in the river opposite the gardens.
As usual, there is always …
... a town near Rishikesh where I should find the agency bus to they take me to the bus terminal. I got there and the guy said to me, "let's go, I'll take you on the bus." I jumped on the back of the motorbike with my backpack on my back and lets go ... crossing thought all tuktuk's, motorbikes, cars, cows and everything else that were on the way. We arrived at a point in the street, a space in a corner of the street, full of cows, sheep and many Indians scattered on the floor ...
... How on earth would you go about trying to bring the standard of living for these families up to anything resembling what the poorest people in Britain have. They seriously do not have anything and watch people just the other side of the street who have a roof over their head and food to eat going about their business. I wish I could drop some of my students into this environment for just 10 minutes so they could see how fortunate they are. Hot curry for breakfast as ya ...
... but we did not take up the offer for a ride. It seemed wrong to encourage the activity that doomed the elephants to this lifestyle. As the light was fading we got dropped off near the cinema where we had dinner at 'The Doors', a basic but tasty restaurant. Having passed the cinema we were very tempted to go however due to awkward timings and queues we thought it best to leave it until tomorrow. Instead we retired to Cafe Coffee Day for a comfort hot chocolate before heading back to the ...
... u could think of from, bikes to toys, spices, sweets, veg, pasta, shoes, marble sculptures, bread and tasty indian treats. During this we also decided to go explore the backstreets where we found some real local veg and wood sellers. After our shopping adventure and walking maybe 5 miles we got a rickshaw back to the hotel to get ready for the cinema. We were so excited as we had heard such good remarks not only about the film but the whole ...