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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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Nov 4, 2016 - Jaipur

We got an early morning start to beat the rush at the Amber (pronounced Ameer) Fort. Her we took an elephant ride for about 15 minutes to the Fort. That was fun. We had speedy Gonzales for an elephant ( not his real name). Dorothy's and I were the 8th group out and by the time we got to the top we were second as our elephant sped by all the rest as if they were standing still. If we would have had another 2 minutes we would have been the first up there. Immediately upon disembarking the elephant (and the bus on arrival for that matter) we...

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Nov 3, 2016 - Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today was another travel day as we made our way from Ranthambore to Jaipur. When we arrived in Jaipur went to the Jaipur astrological centre which had a number of structures built in the 17th and 18th century such as a very large sundial which we determined was 10 minutes slow, and then several other structures that tracked the astrolical signs. These were used to predict futures for the Maharajas that built the centre. After about 25 minutes we made our way to the Maharaja 's castle which was very elaborate. Unfortunately we were unable to...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Jaipur - Inde

Lien à l'album photos en ligne / Link to the online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/rBcanXCbriUP1S6M7 Jaipur « victoire » et pur, « ville » est la capitale de l’État indien du Rajasthan et se trouve à 260 km de Delhi. On ne peut venir à Jaipur sans y voir le fameux «palais des vents» (Hawa Mahal). C'est un bâtiment construit au XVIIIe siècle et considéré comme l'une des merveilles de l'architecture rajput. Construit en grès rouge et rose, le palais se trouve en bordure du City Palace de Jaipur et s'étend jusqu'au harem royal. Notre arrêt...

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Jan 23, 2016 - Jai-poo-er

...you get the idea. I'll spare you the details, but basically, we slept for 18 out of 24 hours, and nothing brings two people closer than tandem food poisoning and one bathroom. Luckily, we were well enough on the first day to hit the bazaar, where we had to keep reminding ourselves "we only have one backpack each". I love bazaars, and could wander around in them forever. Unless you have the infamous Delhi Belly, of course. In that case, you stay huddled up in your hostel room, which is right above a busy intersection so it constantly...

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Jan 7, 2016 - Transport

One of the best features of a tour group is that transport is taken care of. Good thing. We are relatively comfortable with train, plane, and bus tickets in Europe, but elsewhere they can be bewildering. It starts with finding the right station. Long distance stations are separate from local. International tickets are sold at separate windows from domestic tickets. Meanwhile, touts linger in stations and try to convince the unwary to go with their company through half truth and dishonesty, and the prices charged can seem like theft. A tour...

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Jan 6, 2016 - Beggars, fake priests, and kids - oh my

We don't want to deal in cliche or overstatement, but a stroll on a city street in just about any city in India offers a glimpse of the challenge visitors have in this country. When shops and businesses are open, the crowds are tremendous. Sidewalks are business spaces, so you find yourself walking in the street, dodging tuk tuks, motorcycles, cows, cars and buses. Horns blare constantly. Trash and waste are underfoot. Stray dogs are in epidemic numbers. Open sewers are common in old parts of town. Holes and hazards abound, liability...

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Mar 2, 2015 - Jaipur

Monday 2nd March 2015 Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri Fort Hann again, and as usual not that friendly. So, we sit in relative quiet for the 45 min journey to the fort. The fort is interesting and large and quite impressive but yet more red sandstone! Fortunately Hann is not going on with us to Jaipur and we drop him off for a bus back to Agra. Then we are off, though I'm not feeling that well, so I skip lunch and we arrive in Jaipur to the impressive Rambagh Palace for two nights. Think British Raj and you'll get an impression of the...

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Jan 24, 2015 - The capital of Rajasthan -Jaipur

This morning we are up at 5:30 as we are headed out for the long drive to Jaipur. It is 420 km north of Udaipur on the road that goes between Delhi and Mumbai. However these roads and this traffic is nothing like ours so while we head out for 7 am we are not expected to arrive until 2:30 pm. They say that the average highway speed here is 50km/hr so Jassi, our driver, has done well when we arrive just after two. For most of the trip we have only 2 lanes and it is not until 60km outside Jaipur, a city of 4.5M people that it goes to 3 lanes....

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Oct 22, 2014 - Ranthambore - Jaipur. Next post Jeremy!

Didn't do optional game drive. Had a lazy breakfast then walked down the road to a local women's initiative shop.walked past a camel cart and had photo taken for a few rupees of course. Brightly dressed lady with her goat flock being passed by brightly decorated tractors playing loud music for Diwali. The Dastwar initiative is excellent. Set up and run by ladies in a local village. Good prices, no haggling but the money goes to the right source. Far too tempting for us shopaholics! Forgot to say we managed to lock our key in our room...

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Oct 21, 2014 - Ranthambore

Ranthambore is one of THE places to come in the hope of seeing a tiger! There are 59 tigers in the park which has an area of around 12,500 sq kms! This is the natural number the park can now sustain. We have An early morning & a late afternoon game drive planned for today. The roads to the park are extremely bumpy especially in the high sided game drive vehicles. It is cool in the early morning, 6am start, but soon warms up. We are extremely lucky and only half an hour into the safari Sultan is spotted, a huge male tiger. He is very hard to...

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