The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad
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... to make here no photo and to retain instead the pictures “only” in my head. But for the travel this is not to have been the only “garbage village”. We drive past again and again under a bridge and I see the strong poverty and poor humans, which must live here under really very very bad conditions.
The bus is already older and “krächts” each time, if we drive over an uneven place (i.e. each minute at least. a Mal^^). I ...
... towns of the UK. Cows are everywhere, walking and sleeping in the roads and on pavements - cowpats to match. They seem to scavenge off the roadside rubbish and presumably belong to no-one, although herds are occassionally chased off the big roads by elderly, hunched, bare-footed men flailing very large pointy sticks and shrieking expletives. We even saw a few ridden elephants slowly marching their way through the insignificant road traffic.
Whilst every ...
... the first time, I experienced the slums. It was mind blowing to see just how hard life can be for some individuals. It was also surprising to see just how many rickshaws were parked in those areas. It really made me re-think how little money I pay them to take me to where I want to go. That has actually affected me much more than I could have ever thought. I now pay a generous amount; to an extent of course. Before, I would get upset when I would be charged 10 extra rupees, ...
... the street where you can buy soda and snacks. We then all moved to the rooftop to socialize and after a little bit, Okki and I decided to take a nap before dinner. Our hour nap quickly turned into sleeping from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM. It was the first time that I missed dinner.
Second Day in India – January 8, 2013
I started my day off by eating many granola bars, seeing as I missed dinner. I then went to the Jain Temple across the street with ...
... arches on the columns.
There are more stepwells in Bundi, which someone has called “the city of stepwells”, but they are not well preserved and in clean condition. The ones I saw gave me an insight in their importance not only as water reservoirs but gathering places in summer for people seeking shelter from the heat. Ther are many stories and folk songs about the maharajas bathing in stepwells in the company of the court ...