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... bouquets of the holy flowers (marigolds, jasmine and a rose) that were thrown by the authorities to him and his family. We also got three sticks of incense each, offering them and we tied the plastic wrappers from them to the candle gate and made a wish. Our guide said that if our wish comes true then we will come back there but, of course, we can't tell a soul about our wish. I don't know about Care but I hope I have to return. Care: Oh also, today was a ...
... of 1,500 rupees, which is about $25 USD. That's a bit more than a doctor's note in Ottawa. Needless to say, Genesta didn't get to see much of Orchha.
I took a couple of walks, and also took a cooking class given by a local woman, where I was treated to some of the best food of the trip and wrote down about seven recipes as they were being cooked. The palace overlooking Orchha was built as ...
... plotted the overthrow of the British Raj with never-before-seen methods of passive resistance, that for many in the western world showed a "new way"
Was all this enlightenment having an effect on my perception on what was "really important in life"? As I left our roadside stop I realised that, yes, toilet-paper can have importance in life.I have been "resting" the last few days, so Tracey has been doing the writing ...
... as she caught a train back to Delhi but the rest of us continued on a four hour train to Orchha. Our hotel had a wonderful view overlooking the city palace and ponds. Orchha is a quiet and peaceful place, the locals are friendly and aren't after your money. Small towns are always nicer than cities. We spent the afternoon eating lunch, wandering around and then visited a small tribal village of about 50-80 people. These were people of the lowest caste in India and the ...
... cream and orange concoction reminiscent of Aladin's palace - as imagined by Walt Disney. Across a medieval stone bridge, you can find not just one but two imposing forts/palaces. And further down the river, someone decided to build a copy of one of the towers of Angkor Wat, five times. Even getting to Orchha had something of Peter Pan about it: blink, and you would have missed it...in fact, I almost did. When the good people at JetKonnect cancelled the flight ...
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