JodhpurDecember 11, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
Good Bye AYM School, good bye my friends, good bye rishikesh. After six weeks in this relaxed, calm city I have to leave. One week left til I'll meet Mila. Alina, Jenny, Sabrina, Ale and me decided to travel together to jodhpur and jaisalmer. All atm in rishikesh were out of money and our hope is haridwär before we enter the train. Also no money available, likewise we booked the tickets in advanced so were not in a hurry. 20hours train ride with friends in the compartment is fun.
Just 1h delayed we arrived at jodhpur. We searched for atm and took a tuktuk to the hostel. There we checked in, had amazing food and good company of the owner. He's a nice guy. He gave many advices of activities in Jodhpur and jaisalmer. We went to the local market and on the way back we passed a few kids playing football with a kitten. They kicked and hit the poor thing and I grabbed it. It was shaking all over the body. We were too shocked to be annoyed. I was just sad that people can be like them.
They wanted the cat back and 10 rupees for the baby. I turned around and left with Ale, Jenny, Alina and Sabrina. The cat still in my arms we walked to a Lassi store. I asked Alina for the rest of her Lassi and fed the baby. No idea what to do with Bob. I decided to ask our host to take the Refugee. Back in the hostel the whole staff was helpful and organized milk, a box and a blanket. Amir the host agreed to keep him in the hostel because his cat died by a car accident.
After a sleepless night because of caring for the cat we did yoga and had breakfast. Bob always around.
We walked to the fort and disagreed with the entrance fee. So just a look from the outside and to the white temple. It's a nice and calm place a bit outside. Last stop of the tuktuk ride was the mangore garden, an old temple area with museum and many monkeys. Again food in the hostel. Arisht a Indian I met in sri lanka messaged me if I need help or wanna have some advices for food. He invited us for dinner to his restaurant. Including transfer there and back. After the visit of the blue city it was almost dinnertime. The transfer took half an hour, once across the city. I thought he meant the restaurant which he is working for... No, it's his business, he plays cricket in the Indian premier league. He arranged local chefs to prepare rajasthanian food. We were allowed to help them. The meal was outside in the garden of the hostel /restaurant complex. The staff made a bonfire, served us like upperclassmen. It was so weird after months of traveling, living on a budget and with an simple lifestyle. But we all enjoyed Arishts hospitality and company. Time flew and as we eventually left it was almost eleven. I was grateful to get the experience, and that I was allowed the share this with my friends. All of us came without expectations and we got surprised of the arrangement and efforts they made for us.
Back in the hostel, still speechless, absolute stuffed and satisfied we went to bed.
The alarm rang at seven: yoga time. In the morning everyone ran his own sequence and the evening is for group Yoga and teaching training.
Felt a bit stiff in the lower back and the chest region but I did my 45min program and pranayama instead of svawasana.
A good breakfast is still the best start into the day, specially when you travel 5h to jaisalmer. We got pickup service from Amirs brother and a tour to the desert with camel riding.Read more