Jaipur Palace Hotel
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... for the sun.
That night when K returned, we ventured out beyond the gates and just down the street we found Deepak who became our Tuk-tuk driver, guide and general counsel for the night. Once we agreed a price for his services, he closed up his shop which was a cart with lock down shutters. With locks on he pulled out his neatly folded drivers shirt, his two friends sitting in the back got out and we were off. ...
... to the fort. Valentina made it clear that she didn't want to go to an elephant keeper's place. I didn't insist, its not okay to make others wait for you when you are traveling together. Instead, I was determined that I'll get my elephant fixation satisfied at amber fort. A steep price of Ru1100 later, my wish came true. I was on the back of a majestic pink colored elephant (they all color their elephants here in Rajasthan) clad in red. The elephant guy wore a red turban and had ...
... in his vest, chinos and boots with a cigarette in his mouth and his pants half falling down. Where he got the fish nobody knows. We walked up the beach to checkout Curlies, the trance nightclub, and decided to walk through to the back of the beach and check for accommodation for the next night, as we wanted to stay an extra night and our apartment was full for the weekend. We found coutinho's nest guesthouse for £3 each a ...
... skipping ropes, balls, badminton rackets and another cricket set. These were extremely popular and it was good to see the kids enjoying themselves. Break was followed by Maths which started quite well in teh first 2 weeks as there was 3 teachers (Patrick, George and Doug) so the groups were split depending on their ability. The highest group were able to add and multiply and were practicing their times tables before eventually progressing up to the 11’s and ...
... of the ellies, while they were being hosed down.
I had bought bananas, those got doled out during my visit. Three of the ellies opened their mouths for me to put them directly in. They're big but I don't find them intimidating.
It was obviously a special treat for them. Aside from the sugar canes, they eat bundles of grain and 4 chapatis, everyday.
After most of the ellies were gone, one of the young mahouts invited me ...