Niky International Hotel
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Adapting to the
Last night we walked around the bazar. It was calmer than others and I am really
getting used to the craziness all around me.
I was able to actually stop and look at some items and I am getting much
better at dealing the people hounding me.
I just firmly tell them no and walk away, or ignore them all together. I also finally realized that if they are
... any marauding troops. Isabel led us up steep, winding streets with the ubiquitous cows and emaciated dogs foraging amongst the rubbish and squalor of the open drains, up through the 'blue' town. Traditionally, blue painted buildings were the prerogative of the Brahmin. Nowadays anyone can use the indigo dyed paint which apparently also has insect repelling properties. Unfortunately a few folk have bought off the shelf blues which ...
... Being on the edge of the desert, the walk across the dry barren landscape felt like we were in the Middle East rather than India, although it was greener nearer the memorial which overlooked a small lake.
The memorial provided some welcome ...
... of rulers since the 13th century. Getting back to the guesthouse I had a message from Willem, the Dutch guy that he had arrived in Jodphur and was at the same guesthouse. He wasn't in so I crashed out for a few hours and by the time I had woken he was back having been to the fort already. We went for dinner and decided to head on to Jaisalmer the next morning as we were both interested in a camel safari whilst the French group decided ...
... we were chatting a group of young Indian lads wanted to have their photo taken with us ! One by one 6 or 7 of them sat in between Lloyd and I to be photographed by each of their friends. After approx. 8 snaps we asked for 20 rupees per snap, they got the joke and we all had a laugh. A pleasant thing I have noticed in India is what an effort the young men make with their appearance. They were in western clothes, perfectly laundered and pressed, hair cut with ...