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Jaipur

'Deary, Deary me'

sunny 28 °C

Unfortunately we only have one clear day in Jaipur. I really like it! Nothing major to report but here goes......

We visited ‘Amber Palace’ which is a 16th century palace which used to be occupied by the Indian Royal family as well as various maharajahs.

One of the funniest things that happened today was when our tuk-tuk wouldn’t start. Loads of little Indian men appeared to assist; there were three of us in the back so lots of weight! They tried to jumpstart the engine by pushing us into the road towards the central reservation whilst cars, camels, cows swerved around us!! It was dangerous but we were all hysterical at this point. There was no way he was going to loose his fare. Once we got started he put the Indian music on full blast and we all started dancing!

I didn’t get much time for shopping which was really annoying for me but I did see some of the sights and got an overall feel for the place. It wasn’t as dirty & smelly as I was expecting, it was relatively clean compared to Kathman-Poo. I took a special tuk-tuk ride to a Sari wholesaler to buy the girls a little Indian costume, I wish I had more time to browse the shops, everything is so cheap!! I also recommend having your teeth gel-whitened it costs a fraction of the price compared to the UK. One of the crew had it done, they look fantastic!

We all went for a curry on our last night which was nice, It was a local restaurant that was recommended to us by our tour guide. I had a nut and fruit based curry which was delicious, it had mango in it and a cashew nut gravy. I would have loved to sample more dishes…. We had some Indian entertainment which was really lovely; I could listen to them singing forever!! All of a sudden I want to be an Indian Bollywood Star with all the beauty & bling.

Crew dressed up in Sari’s today for our Sector between Jodhpur and Aqaba, they looked amazing. I opted out of this one as it would have been really difficult for me to do my duties… also a little health & safety thrown in. I was gutted as I have always wanted to wear one.

We are all feeling totally exhausted now…. Late nights, early mornings…. Alcohol!.... sightseeing….. Working hard!! I need my Hitchin bed!!

Ta Ta for now, Jordan next x

Posted by Lilla Merrick 14:50 Archived in India

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Wow! What an adventure!!! Sounds brilliant! Xxx

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