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... case study visit in there to Barefoot
College oh and a trip to an Animal Aid stray dog sanctuary. All of it wonderful and eye opening. There
was cramped seating in a sleeper bus with three fun ladies who gave us toe
rings and buttermilk. No language was shared but laughter and somehow we
understood each other. The train home
was fun, complete with origami lessons with everyone sharing our berth and hair
braiding, but then ended with ...
... opulent location which is a legacy from bygone days. The royals in all of the states and provinces, serve no functional purpose. They are (surprisingly) wealthy and reap benefits from business etc interests while many people live in abject poverty. This is something I find quite abhorrent. I question our guide about ...
... with the
paint still being used up before later when just water is used to
clean each other and the streets. Well, we hung outside and watched
the locals dance (Paul got dragged up for a minute, I respectfully
but strongly refused with only men dancing) and then we
showered...and showered..and showered until eventually most of the
paint was off of us. Rather than venturing out again, we listened
from the roof top to the drums, bells and songs into the ...
... for miles until we hit the parts of it by the water, which was more like what we had been expecting. The impression we had in our heads was that it would be a beautiful chilled place by a lake, it wasn't turning out quite how we pictured it. By the time we got to our hotel Jaiwana Haveli the roads had become very narrow and jammed with traffic. The hotel looked very nice from the outside, we paid Ganesh his money and thanked him for getting us to Udaipur safely. He was a lovely man ...
... the protagonist in the book Shantaram, got up to his dodgy dealings.
The following day we had a flight to catch from Mumbai to Jaipur. We shared the feeling that we had not spent enough time in Mumbai, so we agreed to return on our way back South.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is a dirty, noisy city, lacking footpaths or paving on many of its streets. The traffic noise is an assault on the ears, as everyone drives about leaning on the horn. That ...