Karni Bhawan Palace
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... so we got our pick of the seats and chose to be by the window looking out at the desert for the next 6 hours. So far so good until a couple of weird fellas sat near us and started talking to us – they were pretty annoying and had no concept of personal space – apparently he was a medical student but his fairly poor English gave that away so we were wary from the start. We tried to be polite but soon enough we had to blank ...
... paintings throughout the palace were amazing and while a lot of it had been touched up it was still really neat to see a palace in a condition more similar to how it would have been when the maharaja was still in power.
After completing our tour of the palace we headed back to the hotel, along the way of course we had to visit a textile shop to see the local specialty which was beautiful patchwork and uniquely designed pashmina scarves and ...
... us so that when we removed our shoes and socks we were supplied with a pair of light plastic booties. This was a most welcome reprieve from having to go barefoot. While our book indicated that the temple was not "swarming" with rats, clearly we have a much lower threshold for the use of the term. To us it was SWARMING. Rats piled high on top of one another, fully surrounding the large drinking basins with snouts immersed. ...
... a lot of
the products because our main focus is on not getting hit by someone driving
inches away from you…. I think there are
bazars in every town so we will look at them more closely when we are feeling
We also saw 2 guys get into a fight, kind of. It was a really pathetic fight with pushing
and slapping. Our rickshaw driver yelled
at them before ...
... onward to Jaipur, the so called Pink City, regional capital of a mere 3.2m souls where we have been enjoying the architecture of Maharaja Jai and his descendants.
The distance between towns is considerable so we have a had certain amount of time on the road with Suki- who says we are about the same age as his parents. Perhaps we act like them too. His family live in the Punjab which is,we are led to believe, paradise ...