Jawahar Niwas Palace
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... away. Maybe the abundance of tourists made us less of a good catch. There are certainly plenty of western faces here as well as a lot of local tourists. We had lunch at a Tibetan cafe sitting on the rooftop eating momos and delicious Thurtuk. Momos are a bit like Chinese dumplings, and Thurtuk was a delicious soupy broth containing squares of pasta. Perfect, and to be recommended if you see any on your travels. On Monday the ...
... and how poor he was. He also kept telling me how much he loved Australia and would I be his sponsor to move over there. I tried to explain that it didn't work like that, but he was persistent.
Salim had to drive over 600kms back to Jaipur, so he left with a hefty tip, and we were sad to see him go. Even though his English was limited (still better than my Hindi) he was our protector for the two weeks and his sense of humour was great. One time ...
... to ask Naveen a few questions about tourism in India and whether or not the locals liked it. 70 percent do and the other 30 feel that the scantily clad and sometimes drunken tourists have an affect on their young people. He says they get really drunk and leave broken bottles around and such. Who in gods name would do that? There is also a legal drink in Jaisalmer, it's Lassi (like a smoothie) but with marijuana. I guess it's pretty crazy and brings in the hippies ...
... drops surrounding the hole that didn't quite make its mark that gets me. In one instance I was gagging into a wet wipe. The thought of standing in others urine is not my cup of tea.
I got the top bunk and giggled a bit thinking about the travel show, "An Idiot Abroad" where he gets the top bunk and equates it to "sitting atop a shelf" pretty much what it was. We were lucky to all be in the same carriage so there was only one other not a part of our group ...
... but I think I maybe donated a dollar in total. I was really impressed with the carvings and how intricate it all was. At 3 we met to head to a deserted town in the near by area. The story we have been told is about a beautiful girl who was the village leaders daughter. The king or prince or someone important who was old wanted to marry her, so a group of towns met and decided to disappear in the night so the wedding couldn't happen leaving no trace. The guide book says they left ...