Travel Blogs from Rajkot
... the gods. This religious ceremony was on a second location, a little outside of town. The best part of the night was the enormous amount of presents the bride got from all the women of my family. They lined up and presented their presents one by one.
Of course there had to be a celebration because of the upcoming wedding: this was the party on day three. On this day the ceremonies were about blessing the future couple. Cars were driving ...
... use them not only for transporting themselves. Some people transport items their own size or even whole families.
We usually rent rickshaws every time we need to go somewhere. A rickshaw is a small taxi. They are much smaller than a car and can fit up to three passengers. Some of them have a radio; I have even seen one with disco lights. The normal price variants vitiates from city to city but is between 20-150 rupees for a couple of miles, that is about ...
... we took a bus to the domestic flights. On the way there was moment that confronted me with the reality of India. It was the first time in my (conscious) life that I saw a slum with my own eyes. It’s an image you don’t easily forget. It was a complete mess, tightly sealed off from the airport with fences and barbed wire. On the other side of the fence there were people sitting and watching us while we passed by.
Arriving at the domestic airport was a prettier ...
South of Rajasthan, the state of Gujarat is a wide peninsula of land protruding into the Arabian sea, with the Pakistani border running along its western flank. An industrial powerhouse, it is one of the wealthier parts of India, as well as being the birthplace and childhood home of Ghandi.
Krunnal (Pat's mate in NZ) is from Rajkot, a large(ish) town in central Gujarat. Krunnal had generously arranged for us to stay with his family for a few days. We came down ...
... Train station first, no available tickets out of Rajkot to desired destination. With the 2nd ODI in Ranchi and train connections not fantastic, we mulled over plans for the next 2 games, decided to give Ranchi a wide berth, and instead plumped for the delights of Kerala, Cochin, fish curries and sunshine. On the waitlist for the train we crossed our fingers that we'd be able to board the train out of Gujarat.
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