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... in 1548. It was a small monument, but was surrounded by low red sandstone fences that made the area very interesting to explore.
It was getting dark and traffic was a bit hectic, but we made it back safe and sound to the hotel. We had several hours to kill before we departed for the airport at midnight, so we freshened up, had some snacks, watched some TV and caught up on the blog.
... felt like the 100th sun salutation routine I was feeling rather light headed and had to focus on the Ganges river rather than my rapid breathing whilst balancing on one leg. Yoga is not easy. The relaxation at the end was, as always, the best part. All was calm except for the stupid stray dogs barking aggressively outside but that's a sound I've become use to seeing at they never seem to stop. We were all soon drifting off into a light sleep listening to the soothing voice ...
... and shrines everywhere. A lot of money is poured into their faith, which I questioned at first. Is religion that different to football? The Indians make pilgrimages to temples, wear truncates displaying their favourite god and donate money to the temples causes. Australians travel to the MCG wearing their favourite players number, buying club memberships every year. Isn't it the same? The staring eyes that follow your movements as you walk down a street, sip your chai or meet your ...
I took an early morning train from Jaipur back to Delhi. The last couple of days one could see how people were preparing for the biggest festival of India, Diwali, which took place on November 3rd this year. I was mainly hanging out in the traveller's area of Pahar Ganj, from where I watched the celebration, which was a loud spectacle with loads of firecrackers and candles.
On my last day ...
... with random shops and bazaars. I saw everything from a group of lads having a shower in the street with a hose to a girl walking a tightrope to an audience of locals. There was definitely a lot going on! I soon discovered that wearing a v neck top was a bad idea cos literally every man walking past looked me up and down like they'd never seen flesh before! Lesson learnt.... We had a quick ...