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Nov 5, 2019 - The Only Way to Fly!

Our original plan for India in 2019 was to go first to Sri Lanka and then to India to the Kumbha Mela at Allahabad, the Asiatic lions in Gujarat, and the rhinos in Assam. However, I managed to break my ankle last November and then there were terrorist bombings at Easter in Sri Lanka. We rescheduled our India trip for November, cut out Sri Lanka entirely, and came to accept that we will most probably not go to the Kumbh in this lifetime. Instead, we are going to the camel fair in Pushkar, the Ganges in Rishikesh, and safari in Assam to see...

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India Safari 2019

Oct 25, 2019 - Jaipur The Pink City

Unfortunately I was still indisposed not wishing to be more than 10 steps from salvation, so the rest of today is narrated by Alison, Colin, and Zoe. Jaipur is known as the Pink City due to the time when Prince Albert Consort to our Queen Victoria visited that the Maharaja of Jaipur decided to paint the all the walls of the entire city Pink as he thought it would be nice to see. The nice guide named Gniesh had two ear rings, they had his jokes as opposed to my jokes. Apparently better than me. So they to headed to off to the Amer Fort in...

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Oct 24, 2019 - The Samoyed Haveli Hotel

This Hertigage Hotel was constructed in the 14th Century but added to over the years and particularly during the 17/18th Centuries when it was used by the Royal Family guests in the town location. It is incredibly ornate and decorated throughout. I took some photos whilst I was recovering.

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Oct 24, 2019 - Jaipur the Pink City and home of the Samoyed Haveli Hotel the upper class Marigold Hotel

Having travelled another 200kms through what now is repetitive countryside viewing. The land is quite flat and fur tile and every place across this massive continent seems to be occupied and farmed by humans. Ever 5 Kim’s you will enter a village centre, where children will be bathing by the water pump whilst the mother’s graft cleaning the children, the dishes and clothing. Their will be traders selling fruit, vegetables, meat plus any car parts etc. There will be a metal works, drinks shops, food being prepared on open fires. The men just...

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Jul 22, 2019 - Jaipur - the City of Pink

Our B & B, not surprisingly, included breakfast. It was amazing...such a variety of foods and they just kept piling it on our plates. An eclectic mix of Rajasthani fare and Continental. Once we waddled away from the breakfast table we were ready to start our sightseeing day in Jaipur. The great benefit of having a car and driver is that when you want to go to a particular site you just tell the driver and go. No haggling over the cost, no worries about getting a ride back (or paying to have them wait) and best of all, A/C comfort to the...

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Our India Adventure

Jul 21, 2019 - Jaipur

On the road again. We are off to Jaipur! Oops, not so fast...our driver suggests that we stop in to "visit" a local cooperative where they sell high quality fabrics. In need of a new tablecloth or two to replace the ones we purchased 23 years ago in India, we fall for the bait. One tablecloth becomes two, and two becomes three, and pretty soon we need a duvet cover, and then...well, you get the picture. In fairness, the textiles were lovely and very reasonably priced. After several well spent hours we belatedly head off for Jaipur. Unlike...

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Our India Adventure

Jul 16, 2019 - Last day in Varanasi

Theo was sick during the night. Threw up three times. Not a great start to the day. It appears that the first real illness of the trip is upon us. We had gotten up early in order to see the sunrise on the ghats while floating down the Ganges River. Very romantic and one of those "must do" activities when you are in Varanasi. We checked Theo's overall health and it appeared stable, with no fever. He said he just wanted to sleep, so rather than force him to endure the unendurable we left him to sleep in our room while the three of us headed...

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Our India Adventure

Dec 7, 2018 - Jaipur

Next stop was Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan. Its red sandstone buildings definitely gave credence to it being known as the 'pink city'. The mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture fitted well together in the 1592 Amber Fort built from sandstone and marble. The extremely impressive 5 storey, 953 window Hawa Mahal Palace got our attention. Ladies from the royal household were able to watch everyday life through the intricately carved honeycombed windows known as 'jharokhas”. The architectural astronomical instrument collection of Jantar...

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Nov 25, 2018 - The Pink City

Day 11: Jaipur The Pink City I know what you’re thinking. But no. Jaipur is not known as the Pink City because a boatload of gay men and 2 lesbians visited there. The real story is that it’s due to the pinkish color of the stone used in construction of all buildings. That plus the fact that the Maharaja in 1876 decided to paint the whole town pink to welcome Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales on their first tour there. Since then it’s become the law; no matter how many queens come over. The city’s “must see” sight is Amber Fort....

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Oct 24, 2017 - Bharatpur to Jaipur

Monday 23rd October 2017 Bharatpur to Jaipur Today we left our hotel in Bharatpur just after 9am and drove about two hours to Abhaneri where we visited the Chand Baori step well, supposedly the deepest step well in the world. It was constructed in the 9th Century and is about 100 feet deep and has a total of 3,500 steps over 13 levels. This place was totally amazing and could still be used as a well after it fills in the monsoon season. There was nearby a Hindu Temple (Harshat Mata) from which, over the centuries, the nearby villagers took...

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May 2, 2017 - jaipur

Today I woke up with my first mad dash to the bathroom. Mom, you jinxed me by asking about that haha. That's all I have to say about that lol. We woke up and agreed we had to get our next couple of days planned out.  We went to the train station with the intention of booking a couple first class tickets but they're mostly booked up so we are gonna take buses for most of them. Everything is a puzzle here and everything take like 5 times as long to accomplish. It's good because it really tests your patience and mental stability lol. We don't...

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May 1, 2017 - a Jaipur intro

Alright so the sleep in the Mumbai airport was the worst. We both took gravol and it hit us like bricks. We were in a different terminal than I was in last time. Last time it was quiet, and carpeted, and there were literally beds to sleep on. In this terminal? No. Hard cold rock to sleep on.. didn't plan in advance for that. So that was shitty. Moving on... we got to Jaipur, which is the capital city of rajasthan with 13 million people at about 7am and the temp was 31 degrees. We're staying in another roadhouse hostel and it's great We're...

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