Little House on the Prairie
Trip Start Jan 19, 2012
34Trip End Jul 08, 2012
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I plumped for the military style camouflaged jeep with the Norwegian contingent (Stine, Marte, Dagfried and Evelyn) for the journey to Ranakpur which Ruby told us is a country retreat for Indian people who live and work closeby. This place is so peaceful- it reminded me of Little House on the Prairie. It didn't feel like being in India at all, away from the beeping horns and pollution on the big cities. The sound of the traffic in other places is starting to grate, a lot, along with the fact that there are no pavements anywhere, which means that you are constantly dodging some kind of vehicle/ animal/ person
After we settled in to our rooms, I decided to sit on our balcony and catch up with my journal and listen to some songs. Bit of Biffy Clyro, bit of Foo Fighters, even a bit of Buble. Strange mix I have on that Ipod.
We had evening drinks planned around a bonfire. I decided to stave of the cold by wearing everything warm piece of clothing I had available (Joey, friends style) and that was vaguely clean. Looked a bit of a heiffer, but at least a warm heiffer. Our own personal DJ's were playing the only 5 western songs that they had on repeat for us, including a great version of Stand By Me with a hindi rap part way through- not sure it quite suited the style of the song but there you go.
After 4 large bottles of kingfisher and a couple of shots of rum it was time for some particularly embarrassing bhangra dancing. Thankfully everyone joined in. After that things are quite hazy though I am pretty sure that we ended up resorting to listening and singing along (very badly) to some Spice Girls classics.
Predictably, I was one of the last to head off for bed. I fumbled around in the pitchblack room, trying to (a) find my bed, (b) not wake Kelly and (c) not fall over. I managed all 3 but then realised to my horror that I had no water for alka seltzer. I resigned myself to a banging headache the next morning....groan...