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... at a couple of ghats, most important of which was Gau Ghat, now known as Gandhi Gate. His ashes were sprinkled from here. We all got hooked into going down to the lake and making a puja, or prayer ; not sure if generations of Marshalls past and/or present have now been saved.
The ghats are used for bathing in the holy waters of Lake Pushkar. Shoes were off. No photographs were allowed.
Somewhat off topic, many Indians will tell you 'god' stands ...
... so far....expect the unexpected and then multiply that by a factor of 100. Remain alert and aware at all times. India is a BIG country with more people (and cattle) than is conceivable. Add 2-3 hours on to any promised length of journey. Scams and scammers take countless forms and shapes, even via priests! Get up at the crack of dawn, rest during the majority of the steaming hot day, go to bed early. However, though India will slap you in the ...
... colored cheese-puffs. One of the gentlemen took some of his puffed rice pieces and handed them to me. With only the thought of, "These look kind of stale, but ok, I'll try one", I popped one in my mouth. It was only as the puffed rice was dissolving on my tongue that I realized this was not for eating. This was an offering for the gods of the temple. I had just EATEN THE OFFERING FOR THE GODS.
I blushed. I looked horrified, ...
... constant attention from gypsies,
children, locals, and camel drivers. On
our way back to our guesthouse I selfishly left the sisters behind for a quick
(and by quick I mean both the trip was fast and the camel was fast) camel ride
which set us up for a lovely ride the next day which I will save for
later. Back at our adorable guesthouse
(which made us want to start one of our own) we relaxed for a little bit before
heading to a ...
... rupee demands), enjoyed the views for a while longer, and finally headed back down. We were lucky enough to see a snake charmer playing his flute for a huge black cobra. I thought it was cool enough to see a snake like this in person but the man thought we needed a closer look and decided to wrap the snake around us. I'm not scared of snakes, but that was a little stressful. At least we got a good picture out of it. We saw another temple and some sites around the city for the rest ...