Hotel Hanuwant Palace
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... we have
read it just gets nicer. Having checked in to our very nice room we
got straight on with Jaipur day tour, seeing; Jantar Mantar, another
tall building but one you could go up and see the view from (as well
as listen to the facts a man who followed you up is telling you and
then expecting a tip); the Palace and observatory where we saw a mini
parade of music and flowers with fully dressed camels and horses and
guards; the old city palace which ...
... say goodbye. When we came to the 2nd class we were asked to dance again so the teacher could film it, so we did! A reel this time :) We enjoyed our daily sandwich and moved on to the next class. There they had prepared some little stories, so we sat down to listen to them. They all know them by heart, clever cookies! As it was our last day we went do the bigger classes as well, they were just having bread and ...
... of money…something that is unbelievably present in India and which, I think, has been the biggest drawback of the country so far.
My buddy on the program named Karan, who we are visiting with afterwards in Mumbai, is in-line to be running an 18,000 employee consumer goods company that his family owns in the region after graduation. One of the things he said which I took great interest in and haven’t forgotten, is the absolute importance of ...
... breakfast I ate what is called aloo parantha which was a whole meal pita bread filled with mashed potato and some kind of curry powder - it was ok. The chai they serve at the hotel is very different to chai at home, here it tastes like normal tea with ginger and we literally feel like we are taking a bite out of a ginger bread house. We're hoping the chai at this hotel is just a bad make up because we have heard its amazing and so far we haven't been amazed by its ...
... up in third class (what a terrible thought!). Anyway, after an hour of trying to understand the arcane processes, we gave up, hailed a cab and set off on the 5-hour drive to Jaipur.
And what a drive! The Delhi to Jaipur motorway is ... well, not a motorway. The government has basically stopped paying for a massively overspent development so what we have is a few miles of motorway then a diversion on to old, seriously potholed, minor road then back on ...