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Travel Tip # 11: Bring Ear Plugs So we don't get much sleep in India. There are late evenings and early mornings where we hear various faiths chanting/call to prayer. I do like it as it reminds me I am truly enveloped by another culture, I have to say the Brahmans are the most vocal of the many religions present in India. Sounds like an all night party really. Pushkar being the hotbed of Brahmans and one of the temples the Hindus have ...
... and the waiter told me it may take a little while because he was just going to pop out and buy some more potatoes for me! After that, we had a walk into town to visit the Brahma temple. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take in any cameras or phones so I have no photos of it but it was a really interesting place. People were ringing bells for luck and receiving food. It was much less formal than other religious buildings and different from most churches ...
Yesterday we celebrated Holi festival in a village called Tordi. We partied all day with our tour group and some of the locals. They really welcomed us and showed us how it's really done. They celebrate by throwing bright coloured powder over each other and with water fights. But a picture speaks a thousand words so enjoy... I should also mention that it's well and truly dyed my hair. It's a mix of ...
... and bed.
Friday 17th January 2014
- Up at 7am, "enjoyed" a cold shower as the guy forgot to put the boiler on then actually enjoyed breakfast on the roof before climbing up a hill behind our hotel to the Pap Mochani Temple. The temp,e was falling to bits but we did get some good, if slightly hazy, views of Pushkar town and the lake. We also met a nice Czech/Slovak couple on the way back down.
- Back in the main town ...
... as they strut across the sand. Their legs fold up in the most unbelievable way when they want to lie down, as well. The first time we saw one lying down, we thought that it was injured, or just had no hind legs beyond the knee joint. Nope. They can just completely fold their legs in half and lie down on them. The camels we saw today were very elaborately dressed, with shiny saddles and woven ropes hanging off the saddles in ...