Khajuraho temples and puppets

Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
Trip End Jun 28, 2009

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Flag of India  , Madhya Pradesh,
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This morning we flew from Varanasi to Khajuraho, which is in the middle of India. We had a woman pilot, which was cool. This afternoon, we went to some ancient temples, that were built over a 1000 years ago. They were very beautiful, with lots of interesting carvings of elephants, lions, battle scenes, ladies dancing, putting on makeup, and posing. Lu especially liked the elephants and lions. I liked running around after being in a city for the last couple of days. We saw lots of girls coming home from school riding bikes and kids playing outside - it is a small town and the air feels very nice.

Tonight, we watched a puppet show at dinner. I did not know that puppet shows are so common in India, but Lu and I really like them. Dad surprised us and after the puppet guy showed us how to use the puppets and play the cricket (a musical instrument you put in your mouth), he got me a guy with a sword and a cobra, and Lu a guy on a horse. We will send them back to the States and then have puppet shows when we get back next year.

It was also very exciting because we were watching CNN before bed and we saw Jennifer Rogers, James Carlock's mom, on TV! She was reporting about Wall Street - it almost felt like she was here!

Tomorrow we are going to see tigers - I can't wait!!!
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