Where is Howie?
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Category Archives: India
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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