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... on small looms). A four foot by two foot mat takes one weaver about a month to complete.
We arrived in Jodpur, (the home of Rewad our driver), known as the Blue City. There was an initial mix up with our hotel when his itinerary said one place, and ours another. While we were in the frenetic centre of town, we stopped at a spice and tea store for tasting… and buying… while our driver ...
... whatever caste you are born into, you are always in, and
people will judge you based on what caste you are in.
Origins of the caste
system – Today I found out that the caste system comes from way back in the
day when kings had many servants. The
people who had the job of cleaning and making the kings shoes were the lowest
caste. People’s caste 'raking’ got higher as their jobs for the king were ...
... homes, now anyone was free to paint their homes any colour the wanted - as Kuldeep said, we were after all in "the world's largest democracy." Many artisans chose to live in the old city apparently as they felt safer there - crime rates were low...robbers would have a hard time getting out of that maze where everyone seemed to know each other. A silversmith sat on his front steps working on a fine silver anklet (which KF tried...she's beginning to think she was Indian in a ...
... our perusal. This one was over the top in its decor, full of mirrored, elaborately-decorated rooms. Our local guide, however, was our least favorite of the 5 we had had, with a pejorative attitude that drove us nuts. We dumped him as soon as possible, but did it in a most agreeable way. We took a boat ride on a lovely lake lined with buildings reminiscent of the canals of Venice. Just beautiful and a perfect way to wrap up our visit to Rajasthan.
... got stuck and turned around your rucksack would smack someone on the head. This method of communicating seems acceptable across India and they just smile and tell you not to worry which I don't. We found our seats with a gentleman sitting in it which I was a little concerned about as we were not listed but with confidence I waved my ticket and he got up and moved. We managed to get the rucksacks on to a luggage rack but had to keep one bag under our feet and the other in the ...