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Isabel leaves us today so we plan a lazy day. Rickshaw into the centre to see the Hawa Mahal - this is a building that comprises basically a 7 storey facade with one room behind In which the ruler's harem could sit to watch events in the town. Now it faces onto a busy street but it is still a stunning structure. We didn't go inside but took photos from across the street. Then walked down through the bazaar street again to the Ram Niwas Gardens. Karen and Liz bought ...
... her or did she mind but they assured us it was okay. The paint was water based and we would be washing it off straight away. During this they asked about our professions and when Clíona said tattoo artist they were queuing up asking did she bring her machine, they wanted to know what subjects miriam taught, asked about our dancing and were impressed with Miriam working for a bank!
Thankfully one of the guides could use Clíona s camera so we had free hands to adore ...
Another early, dark and chilly start. One of the workers at the hotel gave us a lift to the train station in his little tut tut. Both tired, cold and a little apprehensive about what the train would be like as we decided to try the cheaper seats. There was already people up and about at 4am getting ready for work, we were driving up a dark road and then suddenly the tut tut engine started spluttering and eventually we broke down! The man ...
... bodered about it
miserably wandering from one place to another. The finale of
this ride was as everybody can guess - a garment shop! All of the
drivers take tourist into different shops as they usually have deals
with the shopkeepers and for bringing people in they get vouchers or
money for petrol or simply some commission from the sale. We patiently
looked at different fabrics and showed interest in tailor made suits,
eventually saying that we ...
... others which seat is yours as you will find people will just sit anywhere and may try to move you from your seat.
So here is where the fun starts - Like I said before, hop on the train with me from Jaipur to Mumbai. My next entry will be entirely dedicated to my train journey. It was an absolutely crazy and extraordinary experience with a twist of FATE.