Marvel Umed Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... 14 years old, illiterate and unable to speak English. When I would write down an "A" in her notebook, point to it and then point to her, she made it clear to me that she was unable to perform, what would seem us, such a simple task. I was later told that she might have a mental disability, however it was still very shocking. I got back to the hostel around five o'clock and hung out with the others until dinner time. On Tuesday morning, I was supposed to go ...
This is the largest city in Rajistan and is one of the bigger cities in Northern India. Known for its gem markets, and gem scams, it also has one of the most impressive forts and palaces in India, although I think I have seen quite a few of them by now. It is also called the city of pink, because the British governor at the time painted the city walls pink for Prince Edward's visit or somesuch. He also did a lot of restoration.
The hotel was a ...
... usually forced to live on the outskirts of the village and weren't allowed to enter schools or temples and considered the "untouchables". The Sambhali Trust provides many girls with access to education, teaching them many skills like sewing and crafts, as well as English and math. They also teach the kids proper hygiene practices and help keep the girls clean. We were given a bit of background by a German guy who has been volunteering with the organization for 2 ...
... of winding streets, no main roads and a large Fort overhead. On our first trip out of the guesthouse, Becca and I managed to get lost wandering down what seemed to be the main road trying to find the central clock tower and an ATM. I don't think I managed to orientate myself until we left 2 days later.
Our main day out in Jodhpur was spent wandering around the Fort. It is a beautiful, large, stone palace on the top of quite ...
... most people pointing in the direction we thought it was but having no luck. We finally gave up and went into a tourist information room and asked for help. He was really nice and just asked a guy working there to take us. It was literally round the corner, and the first place we went through from the market square, and even took a picture with it in the background!!! Typical.
The lady already had 2 customers who had just finished, with massive ...
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