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... seen). It is just as I realize there are flees on my ankles that two women from our group come back towards me. "I'm done," says Sally, "seen enough." "Me too," says Mirjam So I tap Michael on the shoulder and declare - with an amazing amount of gusto - "I'm out!" and having folded my proverbial deck of cards, I exit the temple. Waiting under the shelter where we had dropped off our shoes, I have a little bit of an internal dialogue with myself. I am not a princess, right? ...
... outdoor, one is treated with nice cooling drinks. The palace, as it was, is within massive manicured grounds with peacocks and beautiful boganvillias. There is a train built in the twenties which is now a charming restaurant in the garden. The hotel itself is exquisitely furnished with marble floors that are enhanced by Persian rugs and walls decorated with an extensive range of historic paintings. We also had a quaint ride in a 1937 Plymouth car which was used by the ...
... the Blue City; so named because many of the houses in the tightly packed old city are painted a gorgeous turquoise blue.
Ravi battles through the all-day Jodhpur rush hour in his usual "point and hoot" style, stopping for nothing - traffic lights, roundabouts or livestock; no mercy - until he passes through one of the medieval city gates and delivers us to our hotel, a traditional "haveli", made entirely of red sandstone and as intricately carved as anything ...
... Maharajas were. They seemed to love a good war and
developed some pretty gory methods of killing their opponents.
They were on a good roll beating up all and sundry until one
bunch of adversaries stole a march on them by using a sensational new weapon
called a gun! It seems that the old Maharaja of Jodhur and his boys took a good
thrashing. It must have been a bit like Custer and the Little Big Horn by all
accounts. To ...
... ll bring the password."). We also covered pronunciation and gesticulation (they were particularly proficient in this last bit of the curriculum).
It’s been a wonderful first day, a gentle introduction to India for B and KF. On our walkabout this evening we only encountered 2 beggars, who weren’t even very persistent. That night, we drank a toast to good friends, good company and a wonderful start to the trip…it’ll be the first of many toasts, I’m ...