Category Archives: India

Happy Birthday Ruthie

We will be on an airplane all day today. Australia is farther away than it looks! With a layover in Kuala Lumpur, we don’t actually get to Australia until tomorrow.

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Back to semi civilization

The driver-Amarjeet Tomar- took the scenic back country roads to Delhi – or maybe that is all there is. With no lunch and 2 toilet stops we finally arrived back at the Delhi hotel. I took a shower and washed … Continue reading

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Howie wants to see Bollywood

After a 4 hour drive, the driver wandered around Navalgarh totally lost. Howie would have been throwing things in Italy/Spain at this point. After asking many people on the street and 3 phone calls to the hotel we arrived. Please … Continue reading

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How do you end India?

Answer: With a visit to the Rat Temple. At this Hindu temple the rats are sacred. The goddess turned some dead friend into a rat. Later we visited a very interesting camel research facility. I am getting tired of temples … Continue reading

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Pigeon poop

After another long drive the driver said that they had not found a guide for Bikaner. He called an hour later with a guide and we left again quickly. First we visited the Junagarh Fort a private museum owned by … Continue reading

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Golden City

Jaisalmer is known as the golden city because all of the buildings are faced with yellow sandstone. First we visited the Gadsisar Lake the old water reserve that depends on the monsoon rains. Luckily they don’t drink this water any … Continue reading

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How much do CD’s cost in India?

I had given Amarjeet a 100 rupies bill ($2) and asked him to buy some Indian music for us to listen to in the car. He got a CD of a contemporary Indian rock band and returned 60 rupies in … Continue reading

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Banana diet?

We visited the Mehrangarh Fort – a fort built on a hill overlooking Sun City. Then on to Jaswant Thada a cremation site for the royal family, and the site of a missing geocache. Finally we visited the museum part … Continue reading

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What do food and toilets have in common?

Answer: they are hard to get your India driver to stop for. Another long drive thru the beautiful, hilly countryside. We stopped at Sheth Anandji Kalyanji a Jain temple at 11:45 am. Since it opened at noon, I think the … Continue reading

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Day two of – I am going to die in India

I felt OK in the morning and took a walk to the local village. I passed a farmer and paid his friend to take a picture. However as soon as we got to the temple I had a rebound and … Continue reading

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