WelcomHeritage Khimsar Fort, Khimsar
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... does volunteer work with the Delhi Commission on Women and another group that works to rescue children who are living on the streets of Delhi. He said that they felt it was important to give back to society.
Arranged marriages account for the vast majority of marriages in India, and the divorce rate amongst arranged marriages is very low, less than 1%, estimated Ashim. The divorce rate between “love marriages” is much higher. Ashim thinks this is due to ...
... but we still got a puncture yesterday and have a fuel leak today.
The accommodation has also changed in style and character each day as well. The Castle Mandawa hotel had the minimum of conversion and a lot of period features. Our room was in the base of one of the castle's towers with wall frescos and a twisting narrow corridor to a large bathroom. The dining room with its wall and ceiling paintings is on the 1st floor in a group of ...
... was spent flying kites, Indian style, helped by Manjeet and one of the hotel staff. The kites are made of tissue paper, and, with a certain technique, can be made to fly unbelievably high. Jamie had a bit of knack to it, and almost used up his whole string, which apparently was 1,500m long!
Next was a treasure hunt devised by Brad which was fun, and involved ‘treasure’ such as kitkats, milky bars and tic tacs. ...
... leave our shoes across the road and then walk bare foot (some westerners we saw had calico bags covering their feet but we weren't offered these) into the temple. Asholk did the customary Hindu bowing and kneeling which is delightful to watch and then after paying 20rs to take our camera we entered the temple. OMG it was utterly revolting with rats – some only just surviving moving slowly along the temple corridors with us. ...
... the camels. One of the best moments so far!!
It’s a beautiful ride, through a peaceful oasis, and over sand dunes. First stars in the sky. No sounds, only nature, the wind, the camels and us. Pure magic!!
It moves and shakes, but soon we get the hang of it. Quite bloody hart to shoot pictures, Alexandra is doing a great job, even shoots a video (see the entry). The camels even trot, one escapes with Alexandra ...
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