Hotel Jasmine Palace
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After a lovely breakfast and a photo to document the fact that Dan actually did some work on this trip, Maya and I headed for the pool.
We walked up a looooonnnngg hill that was "never going to end" to get to the infinity pool. Breathtaking views and truly paradise. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here, but the Hotel Leela is possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been to. (....and I've been to a lot of nice ...
... of town on our first day here. We booked this hotel specifically because it had a pool. But, when after returning from our walk in the afternoon and feeling very hot, we tried to go for a swim, to our dismay it was dirty. We didn't go in, but had a cold shower instead. You'd think some of the staff who we saw standing around all afternoon, could have earned their pay by cleaning the pool. We have had some nice meals in the local dhabas, ...
... adventure my tongue will be taken on during dinner.
2) The infamous Indian head wobble. It is used by all Indian's, in ALL circumstances. When asked a question, as they think of their answer, the head wobble is done perfectly to stall time. Most of the time, the head wobble is not followed by an answer. This made me curious, does this wobble mean yes or no!? In asking another traveler, he explained that it can mean yes, no ,or maybe!! So ...
... right. My odometer reading suggested that I still had about 12 kms to go but the end was clearly here. I wandered around and took some photos before drinking chai and looking at the map. That niggling feeling was getting to me. After a second chai i got back on the bike and slowly rode out of the small hamlet. As I was leaving I saw a bus off to my right driving on the sand. Ummmnnn - I wonder? It was then that I decided to thoroughly prepare ...
... should take more heed from India’s brilliantly inventive parents when it comes to names.
Another amusing tale since we have arrived here came courtesy of the student who had the guts to comment on Jason’s manky face. At Anaikulam School, any time some sort of image of a female comes up in a textbook or reading book etc., the children will immediately give you a suggestive look and ask ‘lover?’, whether the image be a photograph of ...