We had arrived in Jodhpur sweaty and tired. A day’s refreshing and wandering some of the blue houses the previous evening had whetted our appetite for what was to prove an unforgettable day when the dawn broke. Little did we know that Mehrangarh Fort was not just another fort – not just another historical site,… Continue reading Another one of the world’s great buildings ….
We have been fortunate during the last 10 years or so to travel widely, and whenever we do, we respect the culture and customs of our hosts. We travel with our eyes open, prepared to experience new things and to not close down opportunities for learning if we can help it. If our hosts drink… Continue reading Rajasthan Tales – Pushkar and The Brahma Priest Scam
I gesture with my open palm, sweeping head to toe, and tell the lady that she looks beautiful. She is the local village coordinator for the NGO that has set up a playgroup school nearby. “What? Under this?” she replies, indicating the thatch covering that keeps the sun from the family cooking space. My compliment… Continue reading Rajasthan Tales; – back to the country
Not much happens quickly in India. You must get used to it and build in some extra time. Just as we were leaving New Delhi we discovered that our e-ticket for the overnight train to Jodhpur didn’t specify from which station we should leave. New Delhi has two stations, helpfully labelled Old and New, some… Continue reading Overnight to Jodhpur – Fi enters the Bull Ring.
Way back in 2008 you will recall the world almost came to a standstill. The banks had been rolling around in the trough, gorged themselves, and the rest is well recorded. Mrs.Monkey was a casualty of the banking crisis and finding herself jobless decided that now was the time, in her late 30’s, to take… Continue reading Rajasthan Tales; by way of introduction