Hotel Monsoon Palace
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... degrees warmer (and much drier) than Udaipur, and the sun was searing--I didn't want one inch of my skin to be exposed. Donned in a giant scarf, I grabbed some Rajasthani food, and walked up to the old city fort. Originally built maybe in the 12th century, the fort still contains much of the town, including shops and people's homes, as well as a museum that shows off some of the original interiors. Jains were being persecuted elsewhere, but ...
... that our time in the north of India. The northern states of India have dazzled us with their diversity, each new city offered a unique atmosphere that was vastly different to the last. Our initial perception of India was challenged as we discovered what a culturally rich and diverse nation it is. From the the vast lakes of Udaipur to the contrasting scorching desert of Jaisalmer each place has it's own traditions and customs, with a unique charm that you learn to love more and more with each passing ...
... chilled in comparison to most other Indian railway stations. It was nice and easy finding our train as it was on platform one as soon as you walked into the station, not only that there were plenty of other western tourists/travellers all getting on the same train. This time our seats were located within the group of 4 berths and we had an old Indian man & his wife sat opposite us who were travelling to Jodhpur with their son who was sat in a berth further down in the same carriage. ...
... brethren. Sunil took me to a friend Mullah who owned more than a dozen camels, but only had two out today due to the high heat and lack of tourists. Did I mention that days temp was to peak at a balmy 124F? It was blistering. I picked my camel and he lowered himself to the ground to so I climb aboard. The first thing you notice is their size. These creatures are huge. Standing erect their humps can reach seven or more feet. Once you are sitting atop them, you are close ...
... it was just another pressure tactic. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize that I don’t respond at all well to aggressive salesmanship; if anything it usually brings out the donkey in me. No matter how attractive the proposal or suggestion may be, I will stubbornly dig in my heels and refuse to even entertain the idea if I’m pushed too ********ce the options have been laid out and I’m fully informed, back off and allow me time to mull it ...