Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween in India

As a way to celebrate with our friends back home this year’s Halloween, AND since we are “in the future”, we are sharing ‘our Halloween the India Way.” I am not a big Halloween person and even though I thought … Continue reading

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The trains

We’ve done four trips on a train so far and we have one more ride ahead of us that we know of.  And we have enjoyed them so much.  I like that we can walk, talk, look outside and not … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: Camels and Elephants Galore

The first morning in Jaipur  we decide to go for a walk.  It wasn’t even three minutes from the hotel when we saw our first camel.  It wasn’t a ‘tourist camel’ it was a ‘work camel’!  Even more exciting for … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: Driving by

We didn’t see all the places we thought we would while in Jaipur.  Some of these places we stopped briefly.  There is so much to see everywhere you look. Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds.  Beautiful building built in 1799 … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: A puppet show

One of the nights in the Hotel, when we arrived from our sightseeing we found a puppet theater and two men getting set up.  So we stayed to watch it.  The show wasn’t very long but it was really fun … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: The crafts

I love hand crafts.  All kinds.  From anywhere.  My mom does too. It has something special.  So of course, as we walked through the many stores, big and little streets of India I keep looking. Usually the ‘real’ crafts are … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: Chokhi Dhani * Rajasthani Village

One evening we went to this Rajasthani Village made for tourists.  It’s about 45 minute-on auto rickshaw away from our hotel.  It’s called Chokhi Dhani.  There were lots of people, but mostly indian families and a couple of groups with … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: The People

Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan is a beautiful city.  It felt much bigger than Gwalior and somehow less chaotic.  It is a great place to visit and we enjoyed our days there. All the photos on this post were … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: Jal Mahal * The Water Palace

On the way to Amber Palace you see the Jal Mahal which means ‘Water Palace’.  The palace made out of sandstone is in the middle of the lake Man Sagar. We saw that one of the things you do here … Continue reading

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Jaipur ::: The Shoes

On our tour of the city one of the stops we (OK, I) wanted to do was to stop to a shoe store.  So we did. Now you can play “whose feet are who’s”. Like father like son? Wedding shoes. … Continue reading

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