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... where we could get a direct bus with Tibetans heading to the teachings. This sounded perfect to us and we asked for directions. To our surprise, they pulled out an Apple iPad (!) and showed us where it was on google maps and how to get there on the metro. What ever happened to Buddhist monks shedding material possessions in search of enlightenment and a purer life?! Having said that, they were the nicest and most helpful people we have met so far ...
... conditioner vent which strikingly resembled that of a machine gun firing. I know - a little dramatic but when your half asleep in a unknown country hearing this type of noise your mind can get swept away! After I realised the noise was repeating the same every 3 minutes I started to realise it wasn't a terrorist machine gun killing spree on guests in our hotel and drifted back off to sleep. Webby and Deano -no terrorists, unless you count Deans repeated efforts on the toilet as such. ...
... Gili Islands, Lombok
Weirdest moment: Ko Samui, Thailand: Tash hallucinating all night that there was a little girl coming out the bathroom in the hotel room (prior to the onset of Dengue fever)
Things we completely lost count of:
Cans of insect repellent used
Litres of water drunk
Number of times we heard the words 'tuk-tuk?'
Number of mosquito bites
Number of power ...
package trip around Rajasthan. We ended up taking a driver to South Delhi for some dinner. He took us to a place that looked very nice in
comparison to the other places about. We asked to check the prices and
it was tourist prices galore. A boiled rice was over a hundred rupees (
same price as it is in England) and all the other meals were similarly
marked up. We decided to walk down the road. The driver looked a little
wounded as we think ...
... 25,ooo people per day. All food is donated by believers and cooked onsite. We next visited a local silk carpet shop where we learned about the art of carpet making. Then we toured a Unesco Heritage site, Qutab Minar, a soaring temple begun by victorious muslim conquerers in the 12th century. It is part of a complex that includes India's oldest ...