Marvel Umed Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... away, in place called Marwar bus stand. Frantically, I hailed a passing autorickshaw and dashed to my waiting bus. Almost missed the bus by a mere 5 mins but still managed to grab a bunch of bananas on the go for breakfast.
The bus left on the dot, navigating through landscapes that had since changed dramatically en route to Jodhpur. This region features nothing but arid desert. Miraculously, dotted in this dry sandy wasteland are ...
... table service from devoted Jains. It's right about here that those of you who know and love our "Jain" from work have an image of about ten of her replicas serving fresh chapatis, all the while saying "I can't eat fresh bread, it's the (gastric) band you know...". Exactly like my beloved work Jain, the Jains here are kind, gentle-natured peace-loving folk.
What we westerners might refer to as orthodox Jains do not believe in ...
... we found out that the price tag had put the event out of reach of reach for the majority of the locals and instead of a festival it was more like a high society gala. Wearing our dirty clothes and flip flops, surrounded by elegantly dressed women and smartly dressed men me and Ben immediately felt out of place. To make matters worse the Maharaja and his entourage then walked past. The Maharajah himself was dressed in a simple black ...
... stops to let people on and off on the way to the final destination. Usually the bus is just packed full with people sitting and standing while the bus speeds down the highways where the only rule of the road is that you should drive on the left-hand side. Even driving on the left side of the road seems to be a loose rule as our bus drove on the wrong side of the road for a good ten minutes at one point--I'm not even sure why we drove on the wrong side of the road. Needless to say, ...
the stable master came to see us at dinner last night - they had just arrived back from Jodhpur! He was probably told to go and see the scary woman who keeps asking about horse-riding!
Anyway, Ella and I rode this morning on beautiful meriwani horses - indigenous to this region and originally part-arab. They have odd-looking outward facing ears, which is apparently peculiar to this breed. We rode out into the countryside, through the local village, which was ...
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