Travel Blogs from Mount Abu
... occasion given a lot of places here don't accept western tourists. We checked the room, pretty dingy, no window and a squat loo outside the room. For about £1 more each a night we took the penthouse, a glass box on the roof terrace with en suite room, hot water and essentially our own private terrace. Happy days. I took it for the team and opted for the bed made of blankets on the floor whilst the Frenchies took the bed.
This room was ideal, until it hit ...
... ceilings. In fact it was so ornate that eventuality, you kind of get bored of it! Best of all, we didn't get a 'ticket' in this temple.
We did venture into the wildlife reserve too but as expected, there were very few birds and animals. Lots of whooping, radio playing, local tourists instead! Still, we should be grateful the locals find some way to enjoy nature or it will certainly disappear..
Next stop... Jodhpur, the blue city.
... system, small carts pushed by people. The Chacha Museum is advertised in many of those carts, because it is a big store with merchandise from all over India.
Indian people are very fond of watching sunrises and sunsets, and Mount Abu has its own Sunset point, where natives congregate to see the sun come down. You should see them dressed as if going to an Antartic expedition, hats, gloves, etc. The temperature is cool, and most of them are used to very hot weather. ...
... Abu in Rajasthan that afternoon. The rickshaw drive to the station cost us about a quarter of what we had paid the previous night and took us along busy roads where cars and motorbikes sped along next to carts pulled by oxen and then along the edge of one of Mumbai’s slum areas.
The Ranakpur Express left at 3pm. We were seated next to some Indian families and their noisy kids. For dinner we tried some bhelpuri, thin discs of fried dough mixed ...
... Nancy did capture this on video, a section of this I’ll add to the entry when I have time.
I know Nancy wanted some mention of our boat ride around Pichola lake, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I enjoyed it too, but for a singularly distinct reason from those of Nancy. For me it was the first day I didn’t feel as though I was dying. I was on the way out of my illness; and as is always the case, I had the sense that life was just beautiful. ...
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