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Dec 2, 2004 - Bundi

Antonia continues... We had a good trip to Chittagargh, where we had three hours to spend so a quick lunch and then we got a rick shaw to take us up to the fort which is about 4km from the centre of town, and off we went we had been told it was impressive and wow it was it was huge and the most spread out, the largest we have seen it had lakes and loads of vegetation everywhere, there was an amazing victory tower we climbed and then the temples which were surrounded by ruins and archways and Monkeys so many monkeys. He then drove us further...

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Dec 1, 2004 - Jodhpur

We made it Jodphur on the bus from Udaipur and arrived here this afternoon. More to follow when we have done something!! We found a great hotel in Jodhpur just below the imposing fort, which is located us on the hill overlooking the city. We arrived in the evening and the following morning planned to visit the fort until Stu was hit with really badly with a fever and violent sickness. It got so bad that we called the doctor out, who decided that it was gastroenturitus (or however it's spelt!) and prescribed him 4 different lots of medicine...

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Trip Journal


Stu and Liz On Tour

Nov 30, 2004 - Jaisalmer la ville Jaune

Jaiselmer: la ville jaune. Ce n est peut etre pas comme ca que les indiens l appellent mais nous on trouve que c est le nom qu il lui faut. Cette ville et son fort est couleur du desert, couleur sable! On est tombe sous le charme avec ses havelis toutes plus belles les une que les autres et les temples Jains. On a profite d etre dans le coin pour faire une petite ballade a chameau... souvenirs souvenirs... mais la on a ete un peu decu: ca ne vaut pas les dunes de Merzouga au Maroc. Rien a voir. Mais laissez nous vous presenter sur la...

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Nov 30, 2004 - The long road to Jaipur

As noon we left Pushkar heading towards Jaipur - our last city on our Rajasthan tour. It turned out to be a long and knuckle clenching trip due to traffic and road construction. Once completed, the highway will be of western standards, but during construction, drivers had taken the liberty to try in any direction on the open lanes. Driving at 100 clicks an hour with transport trucks heading straight for you was not a game of chicken any of us was enjoying playing. Thank goodness for our driver Ketan! On our way to Jaipur, we stopped at...

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Nov 30, 2004 - Udaipur

More from Antonia Now where was I....ah yes how could I forget..on a bus which was death defying, I think we had stopped for lunch and I was describing the toilet...thats enough about that...so we piled back on the bus and continued on the most amazing sort of road with so many pot holes it would have been better off not having it tar sealed...or maybe it was just the driving! We new when we had arrived in Udaipur as all the extra passengers started to get off before we got to the bus station...well place with cupboard office on the side...

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Nov 30, 2004 - Jaipur, Delhi, Kolovom

Hi Gang! Well, we returned from Jaipur home of exotic jewelery and gems via another nerve racking 5 hour car trip. We spent the night in Delhi and caught a plane to southern India to a town called Kolovom. Here we met up with 12 other adventerous intrepid souls and begin our Journey around southern India. The first week we had a sanitized insulated experience in India. We were whisked around with a car and driver from place to place and had our owh tourist guide. We stayed in 3 and 4 star hotel which were a heck of a lot nicer that...

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Nov 29, 2004 - Udaipur

Written by Francis from Eamon's laptop in Richmond overlooking the bleakness of Monday morning London traffic with a blanket wrapped around me. Udaipur. Mine and Pip's last days with the Hockleys. We arrive at Udaipur around 7.30. At the heart of the old city is the lake. The floating palace at the centre of the lake is featured heavily in the Bond movie Octopussy as the villians lair. Building space is limited around the lake, and the government have ruled that no new buildings can be constructed within 200 metres of the lake. As a result,...

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Nov 29, 2004 - Rats and Pushkar without the camels

Upon leaving Bikaner, we went directly to the famous Rat Temple which is not far from the city. There is actually a religion in India where people worship rats - to each his own, I say. The temple is walled and after taking off your shoes (usual for any temple), we walked into a courtyard where , in various alcoves and passages, rats run free. They were drinking milk, eating fresh grain and crawling over practically everything in the place. I found to my surprise that I wasn't bothered a bit, and when walking around the dark passages...

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Nov 29, 2004 - Jaipur

Hi Everyone! We arrived in Jaipur and what a place! The city is known as the pink city and it sure is! We went up the hill to visit the Amber for on wonderfully paimted elephants, it was definately Raj Style! That night we went to an Indian wedding and what fun! We danced and experienced the Indian culture absolutely! Next stop the Taj Mahal!! Namaste

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Nov 29, 2004 - Jaipur

Just a hello!! We arrived here last night (2 1/2 hour trip that took 5). When we arrived at the bus station in Pushkar the we were told that there was no bus going to Jaipur that day. In disbelief I went inside to try and straighten the situation out. There were about eight other people who also had the same ticket as we did. So after getting our money back for the bus ticket and having our mind set on leaving town, we decided to take a taxi to Jaipur. It was quite expensive in Indian standards but still only cost us less than $20. The main...

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Nov 29, 2004 - Udaipur...the "Venice of the East."

Hello Yall... What the hell am I doing here in an Internet café typing up a journal when I should be out enjoying the fairy-tale city of Udaipur? Because I love every one of you! Nah...more likely trying to make yall green with envy so yall can start lifting that bums of yours and get to see India, too! ;-) Udaipur is truly a magical city and deserving of utmost recognition! I don't know why I have never heard of this place and would have passed it if it were not for the Lonely Planet's recommendations. Just decided at the whim to give it a...

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Nov 28, 2004 - Jodphur

Over to Antonia for this entry... Now I think I left you in Jaiselmer where we were about to take the over night train to Jodphur which we did, it left at 11.15pm from Jaiselmer and arrived at 5.30am in Jodphur and might I say it did on the dot! Going back to leaving from Jaisalmer we arrived at the station at about 10.30pm and I walked on to the platform and thought all my christmases had come at once there stood on platform one was, yes you guessed it, The Palace on Wheels....wow what a sight. I looked at Justin and he looked at me and...

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