Hotel Maya International
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... the Albert Hall". Now a museum but decided we'd had enough and grabbed a rickshaw back to the PPH. Leisurely lunch with the Sunday papers on the roof and back to prepare for Iz's departure at 5. Saw kingfisher on a wire and monkeys playing on a house wall. Arun - Iz's driver - appeared about 6 and we agreed to make an earlier start tomorrow than originally planned so as to avoid the morning rush hour. So 7.30 am it is. Back to the rooftop for a quick dinner and early to ...
... with pretentious porticos on to the street.
First impressions were reinforced as we drove through the centre of the city. The streets were broad and straight and the buildings, although definitely Indian in character, well-fronted, and the whole painted a uniform terracotta. Hence Jaipur is sometimes known as the 'Pink City'. Apparently, this dates from 1853 when Prince Albert visited the Maharaja of ...
Days 225 – 230 (Monday to Saturday)
So, the last week of teaching arrived and we set about trying to at least aim for a target as to where the kids would be by the end of the week. This was easier said than done as it appeared that Doug's class were ever so slightly going backwards! Sarah and Caroline found that the kids had learnt something, but very little. It seems that the hour and a half of English and the hour of ...
... feeling better.
We decided to walk from our hotel to the old pink city as it was not very far and the real India started. Lot of people offering everything, lot of people shouting ‘sir, hello’, dirty streets all these got wildish atmosphere. People sitting on the road and selling different spices - mixed smells, little shops selling all sorts ...
... on a motorbike declared his love for us! Photos were snapped ane he tried to get our heads around this huge elephant moving beneath us, she was careful with her footing and listened to commands, so smart! Back at the farm we had to hold on tight as she lay down to let us slide off.
Then it was time to wash her, it was far too cold to make her get into the pool so we scrubbed our paintings away instead, the green and gold of the Irish flag didnt really want to budge, so ...