Vikram Vintage Inn
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... to the hotel reception for the purpose. Off he went to top up our phone so we could resume our negotiations with the bank. It was an anxious moment when he returned with the news that the local phone shop was only authorised to top up by 100 rupees (about one pound). However this was enough to phone our bank at home and establish that the cards were all usableat ATMs throughout India – but how to use them if, despite the banks assertion, they ...
... as fruit juice, toast and cereal. Dinner is served from 8 to 10.30 and a huge range of dishes is available from the buffet – mostly vegetarian but also at least one chicken dish and one 'mutton’ dish; the latter is, of course, goat, there being no sheep anywhere. The maître d’, Tara, was always most attentive. This reminds me that when he brought my mid-morning tea on the lawn today, and saw me typing on my laptop, he particularly asked that his name ...
... lake which we seemed to have to ourselves. Once again, as soon as we were out of sight of the beac,h we were in an area of perfect tranquility enhanced only by the occasional splash of a leisurely oar.
All too soon our idyllic glide over the water under the pine-clad mountains was over and we returned to the Retreat for another of Robby’s wonderful lunches on the patio while our friends, the monkeys, chattered in the ...
... the sun is warm, but not hot, where the flowers are carefully tended and where we were kept entertained by the antics of the monkeys in the trees.
On our last evening, Mohan prepared a huge bonfire; there we sat, under a gibbous moon drinking glasses of Indian wine while Otto, who had arrived the previous evening, picked up Lisa's guitar and sang and played with an unexpected expertise for a student of Indian foreign policy at the ...
... 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 ...