Rajasthan 7

Sorry to have been in quiet mode for a couple of days, it’s all been a bit full on here plus I’ve been having problems with pictures……again.  So, Jaipur. We arrived on Wednesday but laid low at our hotel for the rest of the Day,  so I’ll pick up the story from Thursday.  Our hotel…

Rajasthan 6

Apparently there are people who relish getting up in the morning, but after a working life doing it a lot I’m afraid I don’t.  It came as a shock therefore to be woken from my slumbers at something called “half past four” this morning. We’re on the move again and there’s a train to catch.…

Rajasthan 5

Over breakfast (very nice, and they have Marmite!) we decided what to do today…….and it’s the Blue City. Sorry to my friends Nadia and Maggie who had requested monkeys but whoever we asked where the park is that has them gave us a different answer. I’ll try and do monkeys before we come home. The…

Rajasthan 4

Our guide for today, Mahaveer, was due to meet us at Ratan Vilas Hotel at 09h00 but at 08h34 we realised the time and our lack of breakfast. Whoops, we’ve done it again; it was a rush but we did it and made our rendezvous on time. Mahaveer was taking us to Mehrangarh, the local…

Rajasthan 3

Friday morning bright and early, and I do mean bright and early with a Tuk-Tuk booked for 07.30 for a visit to Jaisalmer Fort, the Golden Fort.  With Puri our guide we walked up to the towering entrance to the fort were the ramp slopes upwards through a towering gateway of golden sandstone then executes…

Rajasthan 2

After two days travelling we both overslept and suddenly realised that breakfast was about to close. Scoot! Refreshed we sorted some stuff out and decided to have an explanatory walk into town, as you do, at the hottest time of day. We set off down the dirt road and avoided the open sewer by the…

Rajasthan 1

This all started on Monday but it’s now Thursday and the first time that I’ve had access to WiFi that actually works, which is surprising as we’re in a hotel up a dirt track in western Rajasthan; anyway I’m deliriously happy to have it. We left home on Monday afternoon and flew direct into New…