The Piccadily Lucknow
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... despite leaving at 5:10am, we managed to just miss the main ceremony! We did however get to watch the sunrise as hundreds of people worshiped and went for a ceremonial dip in the Ganges.
The whole point of going to Rishikesh was to join an ashram for a few days. Do nothing but learn to meditate and take yoga classes. Now this wasn't really my sort of thing and the more we looked for an ashram the less I thought I'd enjoy it. I had thought "when in Rome" but this was a ...
... under three hours, but his karma was playing up when the boy sitting behind him suddenly vomited all over his back and we had to stop to all calm down (and learn about the western way of vomiting out the window/into a bag, bowl etc.). Darjeeling, India's most famous 'hill station', was created by the Brits as a summer retreat from the blistering heat. We could immediately see why; cool air, cloudy skies and steep narrow roads all created the feeling of ...
... and a full belly at our house, you must come immediately, no really, I'm not kidding!" All in all, it was a splendid night. We are back at the hotel earlier than normal now (10:30pm) and I can't wait to jump in the shower to get the day's grime off.
Only one more full day here in Lucknow before we make our journey back to Delhi. Thank you for the prayers and don't worry about us, we are fully enjoying our time here and we couldn't be happier.
... a swim in the gorgeous pool, a walk around the grounds and a superb breakfast, this time with my poached eggs on toast arriving on time, my driver and guide arrived at 9am and off we went to see what the place has to offer. My main reason for coming to Lucknow was my interest in the Indian Mutiny. Some of you may have heard of the Relief of Lucknow, when the British garrison was holed up here for many months as the mutineering Indian troops relentlessly attacked ...
... paan spit that everyone chews. They were doing some major construction in the main shopping section in a very haphazard way. The sidewalks were full of holes big enough to disappear into, which weren't marked or blocked off. Cables hung low so that if you didn't pay attention you'd get strung up on one. People were drilling, sawing and welding right there with no protective gear. Women in beautifully colored saris shoveled cement into large metal bowls and ...