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Day one of Delhi belly

Another long drive through the white marble producing area of India. I had a bad morning, but seemed better after taking one of Howie’s magic pills.

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Pushkar fair

The Pushkar fair is much like a state fair in the USA. The place was teeming with people, food stalls, junk dealers, and hardware dealers. There were carnival rides, a circus, races (we watched the women with water jugs on … Continue reading

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Eid al-Adha

Today is Eid al-Adha, the muslim “Festival of Sacrifice” . The poor goats don’t have a chance. We have seen days of goats being herded to market. We drove on a good road to Ajmer today. After lunch, we visited … Continue reading

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Bollywood

In the morning we visited Jantar Mantar a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II around 1727. It included an instument to compute latitude and longitude (early GPS?) Then we visited Monkey Temple. This temple … Continue reading

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Ride to Jaipur

Another long ride on mainly good roads thru rural India. The main issue is the lack of toilets. I told the driver that I needed a toilet and then for the next hour I had to point out the 2 … Continue reading

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Dusty jungle

After our 3rd dusty safari, we are questioning if we want another. We are both tired of breathing in dust. We did add a blue bull or nilgai (India’s largest antelope) to our sightings. We saw a leopard kill and … Continue reading

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Yeah, we saw a tiger!

First safari out, first animal was a large, male Royal Bengal tiger walking down the road toward us. Other animals included Sambar deer spotted deer Indian Wild Boar common languors Indian Hare marsh crocodiles ruddy shell duck peacocks coucal white … Continue reading

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The real India

We left early for the city of Bharatpur. There our driver picked up another guide who took us to the palace (I think – things are all starting to run together). After he made his last attempt to sell us … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal

This morning we took a horse carriage to the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site. It is a white marble mausoleum for the favorite wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan Howie insisted on the battery powered golf cart back. Next … Continue reading

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Can you say POLLUTION

We flew back to Delhi then drove thru farmland with some of the worst air pollution imaginable.

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