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... out again for a final look around the town. I wanted some more fruit and opted to buy some mango, the mango guy said it was 20 rupees so I said fine thinking I'd get one or two.......I ended up with seven mangos! That was all I was going to be eating for the next couple of days. Back at the hotel we had another film night watching Love and other drugs. It was funny as in India they sensor the films and cut out any parts involving sex or drugs and ...
... A woman called us over and for 10 rupees she placed a garland of the most fragrant flowers in our hair - it was called the jasmine of mysore - a local flower only flowering this time of year. They smelled so beautiful every time we moved our heads.
A quick stop literally into a back alley for a beer and then off to a very authentic market where we saw sheeps parts being cut up by butchers. All of the parts of sheep are used. ...
... Asian elephant, African elephant (much bigger than Asian), tiger, lion, crocodiles (even a salt water one), rhino, leopard, gorillas, baboons, wallaby's, giant snakes!(king cobra), giraffes and all kinds of birds. It was an experience going round an Indian zoo as we were stared at more than the animals at times, and also the Indian people were quite ignorant, constantly calling the animals and knocking on their cages. There ...
... zoo with large, nature-mimicking enclosures for many of the animals.
But the Palace is simply something else. The former seat of the Wodeyar maharajas, it was built in the early 20th century (completed in 1912) after the former palace was destroyed by fire.
The exterior is imposing and grand. The interior is a fantasy of stained glass, marble, exotic woods, mirrors, paintings, statues, gold-plated metalwork and gaudy colors. Unfortunately, ...
... farmer who was probably clicking her and was raising hue and cry about it, I was not impressed, why did she not object to other photographers if she felt so violated by others clicking her, side-effects of new found feminism in our country I would say.
Meanwhile the real marathoners were returning after completing the first loop, I started motivating them without any self interest this time since timings had already gone for a toss, but ...