Sara Vilas Hotel
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Well i am back as a solo traveller till tonight when Shauna arrives for our Essence of Rajasthan 15 day tour. Doesnt start till the 13th so we have a few free days. My first taste of Delhi is from the airport to the hotel. The traffic is utter chaos, very heavy fog, and lots of people everywhere.
The hotel is only average, and …
... Even so, we had to request a working light in our room and a supply of some tea and coffee, which had not been replenished. The previous "deluxe" room was finally a very hard bed.
We lunched at Monica's rooftop cafe, trying a different variation of the Navratin Korma and Shahi Paneer with cheese and garlic naans - definitely our favorites.We were very glad to head off on our walking tour of the village ...
... of our coach (old, poor suspension, ok driver but he didn’t know
the route) and Indira was already making arrangements to have a replacement at
Mandawa by the morning. This will have upset our driver as he was no doubt
expecting 15 days work and was only going to get two.
Eventually we arrived at Mandawa where we were staying in
the Mandawa Castle Hotel. This building definitely fell into the category ...
... three marked lanes but whenever the traffic slowed down, there would quickly be four or five lanes with each driver jockeying to get an inch ahead of his neighbour, all the time with a finger on the horn. Sometimes the traffic included hand carts or even cows.
An exciting part of our drive was when, on a divided highway with the traffic at a standstill, the driver simply crossed the median and drove towards the oncoming traffic! A few miles further on, thankfully ...
In a clandestine operation, planning a special birthday surprise for my significant other has turned out to be one of the more challenging personal endeavors I've taken on in my first year of marriage. Adam and I are joined at the hip these days. We use the same laptop. Our bank accounts are joined. Although we don't have an official song as a couple, the jingle to Hasbro's My Buddy doll would suit just fine: My Buddy, My Buddy, Wherever I go, he goes. ...