Travel Blogs from Pushkar
... culture is. We think our cultural sense of male identity is so progressive, civilized and 'liberated' but once you pull back a bit you see how we it really isn't and that we can learn a lot from the Indians. At this point, Edie is briefly going back to San Francisco to take her Ohpthalmology board examination. She's then flying back to India and we will meet again on March 29th in Jaisalmer. Please drop an email when you can. It would be great to hear from you! Warm regards, Edie and ...
... were asking us where we were from, would we like to come and look in their shop etc. We were approached by a young lad who asked us where we were from and how long had we been in Pushkar, he then gave us a marigold flower each and said that there was 20 minutes left before the puja time finished and we should try and get to the lake before it finished. He gave us directions and off we went in search of the holy lake. We followed the road round and got nearer to ...
... I can't physically move when my alarm goes off at 5:00 A.M. for our early departure?" I wondered.
When my alarm rang, though, I felt fine and incredibly well rested. My roommate Paul also noted that I didn't snore that night for the first time since he had been rooming with me. Maybe bhang is a cure for snoring? Anyway, I guess I finally figured out what I'd missed over the years by sticking to booze and not joining my stoner friends and acquaintances in their cannibis.
... cost. We reached the lake and it was very impressive. It was huge and there were families at the bottom of the steps praying and then walking into the water to wash. Some of the ladies were going in fully clothed. The men didn't seem to mind just going in in their boxer shorts. We sat on the steps, these are called ghats, for about an hour, soaking up the rays. Photographs weren't supposed to be taken but I didn't manage to get a few. It was however one way of getting out ...
... Within one day we saw dancing horses,
followed a dancing camel through the desert, saw people getting tattoos on the
side of the road, hot air balloons, acrobats, snake charmers and met many new
friends known as “Curly”, “Nepali”, “Angelique”, “The Angel”, “Jacket man”, and
Dharmu. Sadly, Dharmu is the only one
whose name we actually learned. But it
was certainly foreshadowing for 3 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPushkar Fort
Excellent place, swimming pool, lovely rooms, reasonable priced food, (and alcohol!) some issues with electrics but the staff are quick and happy to fix anything.
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