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... mimicking what they had done to me as they went.
Only later, did we learn that these hijra are an accepted part of Indian society and much in demand at weddings where they entertain and are supposed to bring good fortune to the bridal pair. Often castrated, they live in closed communities and may provide support for unwanted children who themselves will join the group. Apparently, it brings good luck to give them a 10 rupee note and conversely the opposite ...
... day, at 10AM (their breakfast) and at 8PM (their dinner). No lunch normally, for some people a Tiffin break = afternoon snack. And lots of Tsia (milk tea) in between.
This first invitation for dinner is typical behavior for the very hospitable Nepali people. They are curious in a more polite way than the people in India. They often help out, of at least to my experience, without wanting anything in return. On my last visit to Kathmandu, walking with heavy ...
... can shoot air-rifles, play on bumper cars, shoot air rifles, go on go-carts, shoot air-rifles, ride a flying fox... Did i mention shoot air-rifles? I however preferred the adults' 'play area' next to the lake, with the Naina Devi Temple as backdrop: the only flat open area in the town is devoted to sports. On our first morning here we sat, eating our stall-bought omelette sandwiches, watching a game of cricket -- the men ...
... looked around she was on all fours and I nearly wet myself laughing. One time she fell over she really hurt her knee and when I looked it was so unstable it was wobbling all over the place, I had to stop looking round in the end cos it was making me feel a bit sick but I didn't tell her that until be were in bed that night. We camped in this little mountain village which was so picturesque so we went for a walk around the village, before we knew it we were both sitting in ...
Today we got off to a slow start - morning on the Ganges, a look at a Jain temple, then onto the road for what should have been a relatively easy drive. We got caught at a number of train crossings, in one political rally in a city, and got dead-ended at an unfinished bridge, so arrived in Corbett National Park at sunset. Just a few pictures from the road ...