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... Mahal of Jodhpur, though its not on a scale anything like the Taj, it was still a nice place to be with it's well kept gardens and lakes, and traditional Indian music wafting though the air from various sources, all looking for tips. We then walked the two miles back to our hotel through interesting winding streets and markets. Kate befriended a cackling old woman who grabbed her arm and wouldn't let go, then we stopped at a shop for a box of local sweets which are all ...
... and we were dragged into the hordes of people walking in the parade. they started dancing with us and throwing 'colour' all over us (especially me, the baldness yet again doing me heaps of favours!)
We only stayed in the crowds for a few minutes as it was starting to get a bit manic with people again trying to drag us off for more 'dancing' and went to another spice shop.
In this one a girl was running the business, handed down from her dad, and tried some masala ...
... places. Claire, Jen, cara and I wander around. Some young children keep asking us for money for food (something I think you just can't get used to and I feel awful every time I turn away). Claire really kindly goes and buys them fruit and they go away appearing very happy . Cara goes to explore some more of the market and I go back to the meeting place with the other cos it's to hot and I need to sit. From there we head to the Mehrangarah Fort. Jodhpur is known as the blue city ...
... nights sleep... Dogs fighting on the street outside. Went for a walk to Jodhpur fort but didn't go in. Sat on the rocks outside and checked out the view of the "blue city"- lots of the houses are painted blue. Saw the kings temple in the distance which looks a bit like a mini taj mahal. Apparently he still owns the fort. Spoke to a guy from Durham and also a guy from Slovenia who had just had his bag stolen on the train from Delhi to Jodhpur. Apparently a man had offered ...
... commandeered by young Jason and Andrew so The Lion King and other kid’s fare plays continuously there. There is lots of complimentary bottled water. Pay for all other drinks; the wine selection is spotty but adequate. They are liberal with the markup on the wine, particularly given that this is India. A bottle of wine costs a year’s pay for an untouchable. All excursions and entry fees (including extra charges for using video cameras) are included in ...
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