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The mirror work is extraordinary in the Sheesh Mahal which according to its name glows with thousands of pieces of mirror. The moment a ray of sun or moon falls on these mirrors, the entire palace begins to radiate.
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We begin our day with an excursion to the Amber Fort a magnificent structure perched on top of the hill. We will reach the top of the fort by riding elephants while soaking the timeless beauty of Jaipur. One of the most exquisite creations in the Amber Fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), its walls are covered with tiny mirrors and when …
... mechanism of a passing sleeper train in action. Yup. Nothing like a flush system here and train stations are just as much fare game as the open country. It was perhaps a little more of other people's bodily functions than we had wished to see, but we have seen and smelt more male body fluids (in the form of urine and spit) than we need for the rest of this and probably the next lifetime.
Once ensconced on the train, we ...
... than in others. There are some funny scams that will get you at some point: Selling essentially plastic scars as silk, Selling supposedly solid brass/bronze figures/figurines that are only coated in that metal, Giving tourists change or changing money with fake local notes And there are all the usual rip off instances of overcharging for everything at every step especially those that simply just don't know what fair is. No wonder ...
... 3 and tricks and buses cross while we stand on the lip of the causeway with about a foot spare as they pass. Tonight we attend the Ram Raja Temple, it's a Hindu temple and we have to remove our shoes and socks, plus anything leather has to be left eg my belt, and anything that comes from a dead animal ( other than one that died of natural causes ) cannot enter a Hindu Temple. The reason for no shoes or socks is so that the spirits can enter through the souls of your feet. We see a ...
... friends and begin to chat. The Indian woman are very shy they don't say much to us and their English isn't good, sometimes it takes encouragement for them to reveal their faces from their shalls. The family we are with consists of two brothers and their two wives one of which has two children and the Australian lady I will call Jane out of respect for her privacy. I had an excellent night with this family, I really enjoyed myself and talked freely feeling at ease but we also learnt a ...