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... no idea what sort of thing you are asking me but it might seem it best that you go and find my driver, off you go" , at which point I would wind up the window and look straight ahead, ignoring any further request. That is as far as I got , just the image of Maggie in India was fun for a minute.
From Jaipur to Pushkar was only 3 hours, another nice short journey. On the way into town there are many troupes of monkeys, Tracey was the brave ...
... 8th - Having arrived in Ajmer in the early afternoon we started about the seemingly simple task of getting to the town of Pushkar 13km away. Having enquired about a taxi at the train station we were quoted £5 which was exorbitant when a bus ticket was only 20p. Sensibly, or so it seemed at the time, we opted for the bus. Our rickshaw to the bus station got stuck in a familiar Indian traffic jam of people, animals and vehicles where we sat ...
... no tourist could ever possibly have found! One textiles and traditional fabric shop was a tardis of shelf after shelf, pile after pile of the most amazing coloured fabrics from all over India. The collection started as the personal hobby of the current owner's grandfather and is now world famous with designers from all over the world, including Sarah Burton, whose photo with the owners at the shop hung proudly on the wall by the entrance. We were also introduced ...
... were the centre of attention for the locals who really think we don't know they are taking photos of us; very amusing especially when we stop and pose for them as they are about to small a picture!
We have had a relaxing time in Pushkar and will be off at 6am in the morning to Bharatpur, visiting the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Bharatpur is a well known bird sanctuary... apparently; we hadn't heard of it either!!!
... the world to pay respects to their fore bearers in what is called Ziyarat.
We shared in a small meditation session, where they taught me chants unique to their Sufi order, and I taught them meditation techniques I learned from other Sufis during my travels and from my Sufi order back home.
Ajmer was a really nice and spiritual experience. Recommend to all, especially people interested in Sufism!
Till next time,