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Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... and dancing of course. After a late lunch we then spent some time relaxing in the sun and chatting to a Belgian guy who is touring Rajasthan. A pretty chilled out day. This evening we again enjoyed a pleasant meal in one of the hotel courtyards (check out the photo). Tomorrow morning at 9am we start the 280km drive to Jaisalmer. I've got a feeling it won't be as relaxing as today! ...
We had originally planned to travel from Jaipur directly to Jodhpur in a single day, but after our experience between Agra and Jaipur we were all feeling a little gunshy, so we broke it in half and stopped in Pushkar for one night. On the way out of Jaipur, Rajendra very kindly invited us into his home, introduced us to his family, and shared a cup of tea with us; it was a rare glimpse into India as it is lived by Indians.
From here we moved on to Pushkar. Pushkar ...
... is being prepared with a type of ornate parasol. I am standing close to a trumpeter and the noise is deafening! A gentleman in ornate coat, orange turban and long flowing hair appears and mounts the carriage. And now the procession begins. Off goes the chariot and we follow it through the streets. It's unclear whether this is the bridegroom, the guru who will marry the couple or simply a guru totally unrelated to the marriage in question! Anyway, whatever it is, we join in the ...
... Heather" is a white woman, not a strong Indian man (who apparently was
very important in Rajasthani history... Never have I had so much praise
for my parents naming choices in my life!).
Our first exciting
rickshaw ride through the old walled city of Jodphur was extra exciting
due to a 4 way traffic halt of rickshaws, dogs, cows, scooters, and
people. All felt it was their right of way, so of course it was
reasonable for all to argue, pub, and ...
... Disneyland and even at urinals at the Angels' ballpark to ask, "have you found Jesus, out lord and savior and welcomed him into your life?" Seriously? I have my penis in my hand and I'm peeing. Shut it. Drove me nuts. And don't get me started about the cult known as Mormonism. Tangent over, what I'm really trying to say is that we, as North Americans, can really benefit from taking a page from the Indian play book on tolerance and kindness to, and of, others and their ...
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