WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace Hotel
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We were all looking forward to spending a few days at the renovated Taragarh Palace. This regal estate was built (and is still owned) as a retreat by the Royal Family of Jammu and Kashmir. The heritage portion of the property has the glamourous feel of the early part of the 1900's with rich wood paneling and pre Deco style decorations. The hallway …
... had our head in our hands as it looked like there'd be quite a few accidents. But there weren't surprisingly. Five gruelling hours later we arrived where the bikes were in Dehra. Lunch was served at the Hotel River View (curry again) after which we checked our bikes, making sure our own pedals, seats and bar ends were fixed on.
Then the moment had arrived - it was time for the off! I think everyone was looking forward to ...
... to moan about the differences between here and Western culture. We don't come here to demand from India. It is India who has demanded us. Volunteering abroad is about being uncomfortable, dropping your life to be part of theirs, who you are back home has no status here. Privileged or not, I wouldn't care if you were an alien from space- what I want to know is why you're there. Why, same as everyone here, why was it this time, this country, this programme- why are ...
... work and the children can be looked after. Then today I went to the daycare and taught the kids numbers which was a little interesting I showed them the number 7 and the first thing one of the little boys said was "Gun!" So that was a little shocking. Then when the kids were outside the babies came outside I finally met what my friend Kristine calls the "evil baby" who bites and hits all the other ...
... were at the back and every traveller knows that these are the bumpiest seats of all. From here on the road also turned into a dirt track which deteriorated even further so it was like driving over a field of rubble. Speed was about 10mph, dust everywhere and constant jolting and getting half thrown out of the seat. This was bearable while you could enjoy the scenery but it was soon nightfall and there was nothing to do except curse the state ...