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  • Day31


    January 4 in India ⋅ 🌫 20 °C

    Sophie is gone back to Bolinas. :(

    Our crew left Mumbai and headed to Jaipur with the Panagos clan, plus nephew Nial. We were late leaving the Grand Hyatt which resulted in a relatively hectic trip to the Mumbai Airport. All eight in our group made it with the help of a security guard who switched us to the Premier Flyers line. We were among the last to board. The flight was fine. There were seats taken out to accommodate a stretcher. First time any of us had seen this. We Ubered to the Bnb, Bhola Bhawan. Nice place. Very congenial hosts and accommodations. We even have use of a kitchen.

    John and family went out to the City Palace for the light show. They ended up dining in the same room the newly installed 20 year old Maharaja of Jaipur and his school chums from England. Nancy, Augie, and I walked the streets. Along the way we met up Prakash who is a social worker at a Catholic run orphanage that houses and schools 10,000 street kids in Jaipur. Guy was drinking out of an Andean maté cup. He invited us to teach sometime over the next few days. We made it to a natural foods grocery where we purchased a jar of Ragu™ Pasta sauce and a whole pound of spaghetti. Hit the spot.

    Next morning we spent some time planning our day. Jules had a whole list of possibilities and options. The hotel owners helped us choose a couple of guide/drivers for the day. We left the hotel around noon. The first spot was the Junter Munter Astronomical Park. It is one of four such facilities built by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II some three centuries ago. Next we headed to the memorial tomb sites of the royals where J had a faceoff with a langur. Then it was on to the Amer Palace in the mountains north of Jaipur. Beautiful palace. We stopped at the water palace on the way up and the wind palace on the way back.

    Last night was J and Varsha's last in India, so we treated the crew to a nice meal at the Peacock Rooftop. Beautiful scene with a traditional Indian trio playing and good food to boot.
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  • Day9

    Taj Mahal, Agra

    October 5, 2017 in India ⋅

    Early departure to Agra with stop on way for shopping.
    Tour of Agra included Taj Mahal on eve of full moon. Exquisite craftsmanship - a vision, a dream, a poem, a real wonder. Including our guide we now have 25 people from 14 countries.

  • Day7


    October 3, 2017 in India ⋅

    After a six hour bus trip arrived to a sumptuous buffet lunch then headed out to visit the stunning Temple of Birla and then on to the medieval Temple of Gopal Ji. This included a ride on an elephant rescued from working on the streets, then cultural dancing and music, and another sumptuous feast in a beautiful outdoor setting.Read more

  • Day8

    Jaipur day 2

    October 4, 2017 in India ⋅

    Visited Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State, including the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
    Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal and City Palace museum with Rajasthani costumes and Amore. Jantar Mantar, largest stone observatory in the world. Also got some local market shopping including getting some pants made to fit delivered to the hotel.Read more

  • Day28

    Jaipur, India

    January 20, 2017 in India ⋅

    Well we're about 2 weeks behind on our posts, but hopefully about to catch up again. We figured spending our time planning where we would be staying the next night was a higher priority than documenting the past. We're currently in Bangkok planning out a week or two of our SE Asia travels, but back to our Jaipur post...

    While it was similar to many of the other Rajasthan sights, this was probably our favorite since it was well preserved and maintained, and included the impressive astrological instruments at Jantar Mantar, the beautiful Hawa Mahal or wind palace and the City Palace both of which were made of pink sandstone giving Jaipur the name of Pink City.

    The Jantar Mantar in particular was interesting as it was a site full of astrological instruments including the largest stone sundial in the world which is accurate to 2 seconds. Other instruments plotted the current zodiac sign and several other things which were over our heads.
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  • Day4


    April 8, 2017 in India ⋅

    Today breakfast is was nice and we only know that thanks to a random knock on the door by Tom Barlow. Everyone had slept through alarms and we had yet to be called by the hotel.
    We turned up to our match today fairly tired and realised our team was a little older than us. All of them sporting the Virat Kolhi beard and one rocking a tattoo on both arms. Their ages varied from 16 to 25 most of them were 18 and had already left school. We weren't optimistic.
    We batted for nearly 40 overs scoring 114 runs. I scored 2 and then was bowled by there opener. Clinton was proud of us. However the other team caught up with us in 10 overs.
    Our game was over by 1.
    They then invited us to a game of 15 overs aside, however with mixed teams. I volunteered for the other side wanting to win a game on tour. As soon as I entered their dressing rooms I was bombarded by Indians wanting a photo. We won the game after some dreadful bowling from me.
    We then returned to the hotel for some relaxation.
    *pictures with the Indian lads will follow once I have tracked them down
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  • Day54


    November 29, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌫 23 °C

    Nous sommes arrivés à Jaipur le 28, par train. Le trajet était que de 3h ✌️
    Jaipur, appelée aussi Pink City sûrement pour la couleur rose des façades du centre ville. 🤔 Le premier jour nous sommes allés à Amer, un village à côté pour voir son énorme fort perché sur une montagne. C'était hyper impressionnant (surtout les kilomètres de murailles construites sur les crêtes des montagnes !) le village en lui-même est vraiment beau et paisible, à chaque coins de rue il y a un temple ou une vieille maison en ruine !
    Le soir on s'est régalé avec du poulet 😋 (à pushkar il n'y a ni viande, ni alcool)
    Le lendemain nous sommes allés au "Monkey Temple" , un temple en haut d'une montagne qui offre une vue imprenable sur la ville 😍 le chemin pour y arriver est rempli de singe Haha ! Pour rentrer nous voulions faire le tour par les montagnes (8-10km de marche) mais sur le trajet nous avons rencontré une sorte de sage rasta qui nous a offert thé et shilum 😇☕ un super moment ! Finalement on est revenu sur nos pas car le train pour Agra partait 2h plus tard.
    *** Quand on parle de montagnes, c'est en faite des collines caillouteuses 😂 => ça paraît haut depuis en bas mais on y monte en 15min haha
    *** En Inde une chié de gens chiquent du tabac mélangé avec d'autre trucs emballés dans une feuille (appelé betel sauf erreur) du coup, le bas de tout les murs est crépi de crachat rouge 🙊
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  • Day14

    Vom Winde verweht

    January 6 in India ⋅ 🌫 19 °C

    Das Gebäude hat uns wirklich angetan. Der Tuktukfahrer behauptete, dass es sich nicht lohnt, aber gerade der Palast der Winde hat uns angetan. Eigentlich nur eine Fassade mit einem Hinterhof, aber sehr elegant anmutig. Erbaut worde es für die Haremsdamen, damit auch sie, sonst im Palast gefangen, die Möglichkeit bekommen die Stadt zu sehen. Vom Palast für ein Übergang direkt dahin, so dass die Frauen von keinem gesehen werden könnten. (Agata)

    Ta budowla bardzo nam się spodobała. Nasz kierowca tuktuka twierdził, że nic tam nie ma do obejrzenia, ale akurat Pałac Wiatrów był naszym faworytem. W sumie to tylko fasada z placem z tyłu, ale bardzo elegancko i wysmukle skonstruowane. "Pałac" zbudowany dla dam z haremu, dając im możliwość wyglądania na miasto, które dla nich było niedostępne. Dostęp miały bezpośrednio z haremu przez specjalne połączenie z pałacem ok.200 m z tyłu.
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  • Day14

    Jaipur Altstadt

    January 6 in India ⋅ 🌫 16 °C

    Nach kleinerem Udajpur wieder eine laute und stickige Großstadt. Den Besuch im City Palast hätten wir uns sparen können: 700 Rupien für Nix. Wenn man mehr und interessantes sehen will darf man 3500 Rupien pro Kopf löhnen ( ca 45€). Der Hiesige Maharaja scheint den Hals nicht voll zu bekommen. 3/4 der Stadt soll ihm gehören und alles so heruntergekommen und schmutzig. Am Govin Devji Tempel haben wir einer Tempelzeremonie beigewohnt. Es war sehr voll, Alle haben gesungen und es worde Etwas in die Menge gestreut. Danach liefen Alle um den Altar im Kreis. Wir haben uns leicht verirrt in der Altstadt und sind aus Versehen am Ort einer sehr grossen Feier gelandet. Es würde in Unmengen gebacken und Gekocht. Anlass der Feier haben wir nicht erfahren, da es nur Männer Waren und wir vorsichtshalber lieber abgehauen sind. (Agata)

    Po mniejszym Udajpurze znowu duże miasto pełne smrodu. Wizytę w pałacu można sobie podarować. Nie warte 700 rupii wstępu na łebka. Za 3500 rupii ( 45€) można zobaczyć więcej, ale nie było nam to warte takiej gastronomicznej sumy. Maharaja z Jaipuru nie ma granic w wydzieraniu kasy. Podobno jest właścicielem ok. 3/4 miasta, ale wszystko jest w bardzo złym stanie. W świątyni Govin Devji byliśmy świadkami ceremonii. Liczni wierni śpiewali i robili różne gesty rękami, bramami rzucali w tłum czymś, czego nie zidentyfikowalismy, potem obchodzili wszyscy ołtarz naokoło. Trochę się zgubilismy w starym mieście i trafiliśmy na jakieś święto. W ogromnych ilościach pieczono chleby i gotowano mięso. Nie wiemy, co to za święto, bo byli tam sami mężczyźni, więc wolelismy się zmyć, bo dziwnie na mnie patrzyli.
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  • Day21

    Van Jaipir naar Jaisalmer....

    December 31, 2016 in India ⋅


    ...Ik slenterde over de drukke bazaars;
    At heerlijke Indiase gerechten;
    Bezocht de omgeving en mooie gebouwen....

    Het is hier nu 0:05. Ik zit met mijn backpack op het Jaipur Railway station. Mijn trein zou 23:45 vertrekken maar heeft minstens anderhalf uur vertraging. Wachten, tussen de liggende , slapende en etende Indiers. Midden in de nacht op een druk treinstation. Dat is India.

    Als mijn trein straks arriveert stap ik in een 12 uur durende nacht-treinrit richting Jaislamer. Waar ik morgenmiddag, als alles goed gaat, op een kameel de woestijn in trek en overnacht!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Jaipur, جايبور, জয়পুৰ, Горад Джайпур, Джайпур, জয়পুর, Džajpur, Caypur, Τζαϊπούρ, Ĝajpuro, جایپور, જયપુર, גאיפור, जयपुर, Dzsaipur, Ջայպուր, JAI, ジャイプル, ჯაიპური, 자이푸르, Жайпур, Iaipura, Džaipuras, Džajpura, ജയ്‌പൂർ, ଜୟପୁର, ਜੈਪੁਰ, Dźajpur, جے پور, جيپور, जयपुरम्, Džaipur, Џајпур, செய்ப்பூர், ชัยปุระ, Jaypur, 齋葡亞, 齋浦爾

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