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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 ...
... Ranthambore experiences, we arrive in Udaipur. Another most appropriate hotel, the Rajdarshan. Spacious gardens, a pool and well appointed rooms were once more featured. We are truly living like Kings and Queens.
Dinner in the hotel that evening: an Indian buffet costing each of us about $AUD 4.40. This is about typical. Slim is our treasurer and doing a fine job in monitoring our finances.
... of the celebrations. From our hostel, you
had to walk over a foot bridge to the main square and city palace and
well, here is where our clothes got covered. “HAPPY HOLI!!!!”
Paint on cheek, paint on other cheek, paint on forehead, paint on
chin, paint on hair, paint on nose, hand shake, hug, lift! One after
one after one it took ages to cross the bridge. And it just kept
going, trying to walk up the street but being surrounded and painted
... bag the bigger monkey clocked that she had another one and started to come towards her reaching out for the banana. Gem didn't want to give it to the bigger monkey but she didn't really have a choice as he kept coming forward as she stepped back and in the end it made sense to let him have it. She wasn't happy that he was so greedy. After leaving Ranakpur we headed right up into the hills/mountains, there were monkeys everywhere, all just sat at the roadside, many of them had ...
... of our driver (organised by Vickash), who carefully navigated us through the taxis, rickshaws, cars, bikes, scooters and pedestrians, all tediously jostling for position.
We walked a beach where we strayed too far and were accosted by an angry navy guard blowing a whistle (Ben also touched and briefly adopted a stray dog on this beach). We took a train through an inner city wildlife sanctuary and saw some monkeys having sex. We went to a Hindu temple in the ...