Hotel Spoonbill & New Spoonbill
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... really take it out of you!
In the hotel there were more bloody monkeys! They are everywhere! Walking down the road you saw monkeys, pigs, dogs, cows and goats! Maja was faced with a monkey on the stairs when she popped up to our room, luckily it ran away! :)
Anyway, bit of a rubbish entry but were on to Agra next! :)
... still small enough that my father would sometimes pick me up when he came home from work. He was carrying me around the kitchen (which was very exciting, as I could see what was on top of the hutch, the refrigerator, mysterious and appealing places when you are very small and curious), and then for some reason I looked at his arm holding me. He had blond hairs growing on his arm, and I pulled one, trying to get it to come out. ...
... Ujjwala. She had a business degree and wanted to do something the help the village women generate some source of income and independence. Through diligent training and patience, she now has a core of women capable of producing beautiful items that are sold all over India.
The women come and go as their schedule permits and are paid on a piece-by-piece basis. In addition, 12% of the cooperative’s profits are shared amongst the women as a retirement fund. ...
... the park was just wonderful – full of birds (we saw colourful kingfishers, egrets, nesting storks, cormorants, parrots, hawks and many more besides) and other wildlife (right up close to stags, monkeys, wild boar and foxes). So peaceful - and with the fog, very atmospheric too. A calm in the storm.
So that was that, time to head to the last major stop on our India tour with Jo and Wilf – the craziness of ...
... burial in the Taj was not planned, which prompts a number of myths about his hopes for the monument. The jewels and inlays inside the tomb are gorgeous and inspired a purchase of a hand crafted table from a local craftsman, whose ancestors had worked on the inlay in the Taj. Most people in India follow the footsteps of their family tree. After the Taj, we hopped in the Traveler van and started the 6 hour drive to Jaipur, our first stop ...
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