Hotel Spoonbill & New Spoonbill
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Another dark cold early morning, up at 6:00am to catch the train to our next destination; Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This park is famous for its birds with over 400 species within the park at the peak season (Oct – Mar), most of which have migrated to India for the comfortable winter temperatures. Before this place was made into a reserve …
-cotton pygmy goose
We stayed at a cute family-run guest house called Spoonbill Hotel, costing us only $4 per night. The grandma of the house was an incredible cook and so we tried a different curry for each meal:
-aloo mutter (potato and pea)
-palak paneer (spinach and India’s version of cheese)
-aloo palak (potato and spinach)
Healthy and ...
... us! As Gopal headed back to Udaipur, and now free to roam at will, we dumped our bags and headed for the nature reserve "200m from the hotel".That's the funny thing about hotel websites; they lie...and they're not funny!
The hotel didn't really have a pool, it had a sort of pond. We didn't have a deluxe room, we had a nice room. The hotel wasn't surrounded by nature, it was surrounded by half-built hotels. And it wasn't 200m to the gate ...
... it up and you’re grounded for life!”* The little peddler boy looked up at me, saw “the look”, blinked twice, turned, and scampered away without a word. I suspect he went right home and put himself in a time-out. Yes, the Universal Angry Mommy Expression is THAT powerful.
*note – I have never actually grounded my children. Giving them “the look” has always been ...
Remaining in the state of Rajasthan, I went forward to Bharatpur for Chand Baori and the Keoladeo National Park. Chand Baori, a 9th
Century step-well, is truly a diamond in the rough. Going through the village you do not expect to see such an extraordinary structure, but this well, that was apparently used as a bathhouse at the time rather than an actual well, will really take you ...
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