WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace
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... we three were ‘connected’ - S being Malayalee, my mum's family having its origins in Andhra and my dad being Sri Lankan.. Our travel companions joined us a little later - they too had slept very well. KF threw caution to the wind and had a fruit juice.
We had a 9AM start and were met by our very cool guide - a pony-tailed man in reflectors and jodhpurs (!), who was also a Sham - so for today, he was Sham 1 and I was Shyam 2. Turns out this is a ...
... we were expecting but pleasantly comfortable in the end. Basically, try to imagine a double decker bus but instead of an entirely separate upper deck, there are ladders up to individual sleeping compartments with sliding glass doors on both the interior and exterior sides of the bus. The floor of the compartment is slightly padded and covered in cloth and curtains keep you nice and enclosed in your own private world. At first, we worried about ...
... go out into the streets in your old clothes and get covered in brightly coloured dye by local Hindu's'. Traditionally it is placed on your face and forehead whilst saying 'Happy Holi'. We said Happy Holi a lot! Everyone wants to get the foreigners and have their photo taken with you. I have never had purple hair or bright pink boobs before! Everyone ends up looking a pinky purple colour where all the colours run together. It takes a fair amount of ...
Very hot today, 92*C which makes you slow and lazy! Found a modern cafe in Udaipur full of rich ex-pats. They give another slant to this diverse country, they live in a 5 star world and are happy to chat. Nice food, had a rest from spices and had club sandwiches with tuna mayo and cheese and tomato. Funny how you miss the simple things! Bus trip to Jodhpur was fine, loads of beggars at the bus station though ...
... we take a tuk tuk back to our home stay for siesta and a dose of kaoline and morphine - need to sort out this tummy upset as we are on the train again tomorrow! Our final evening in Jodhpur and we watch the sun go down as we have dinner on the rooftop balcony. It turns from deep yellow to rich red hues as the light fades and then, when dark, we see the windows all lit up on the palace. It's a relaxing end to our stay here. Wish we didn't have to get up at 5am tomorrow ...