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April 11th 2008
Published: April 21st 2008
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Face of Gujarat.Face of Gujarat.Face of Gujarat.

Taking a break in the heat of the day.
We've left Rajastan now and we've decided to head south again. The trouble with travelling in India is that you can never do anything on the spur of the moment. You have to plan everything days in advance. Not much fun if you want to change plans on a whim.

Going from Udaipur we wanted to go to a resort area called Diu in the south of Gujarat. Well that would have taken over 24 hours by train so we thought let's go somewhere else. The trains all had waiting lists and the flights were too expensive so we took the bus.

We thought that a sleeper bus would be a good idea. The problem was that it didn't have a toilet and there was only one stop, 3 1/2 hours into the trip. Add that to the fact that we arrived in Ahemabad at 5 am and you get one horrible night. Oh well, live and learn.

Gujarat is quite nice, a notch down from the hectic big cities and there are fewer touts, beggers and cheats. a nice change from Rajastan.

We took a day bus over to Baroda. See, live and learn. Baroda is
Street food in AhmedabadStreet food in AhmedabadStreet food in Ahmedabad

I must say, the street food was outstanding all over India. Just make sure that it's fresh.
a quiet university town and a place to recharge out batteries a bit.

Tomorrow we fly to Mumbai to meet our friend A.K. from the GAP tour.

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Ahmedabad MarketAhmedabad Market
Ahmedabad Market

The markets and bazaars were definately the place to shop.
Mall in BarodaMall in Baroda
Mall in Baroda

The malls in India are slightly different to the ones at home.
Central square in Baroda.Central square in Baroda.
Central square in Baroda.

Giant statue in the central square.

21st April 2008

Safety reminder
So finally I am getting rivals when it comes to traveling! Your pictures are very nice; I should buy a camera one of these days! Now that you are 6 weeks into traveling weird and wonderful places is the time when travelers get comfortable and lower their guard? So a little reminder for a safe journey! Keep the travelers checks, the passports and the money in an extra safe place. It’s a wonderful world out there but a bit of extra caution never hurts. Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon.
24th April 2008

when shopping
hey Les, since yoi have said that there are great spots for shopping where are you storing all these goodies, as yoi are back packing mos tof this trip?
21st May 2010

fake info
what u are calling mall in baroda is just shopping center.and where u wrote central square is a pond where there is big statue of lord shiva is situated in center.also baroda has many malls and central square is one of them.
3rd August 2010

A very good photographs in asia , india , gujarat , ahemdabad
14th December 2010

I didn't intend to misrepresent your city. I think that we have a different meanings of the word "mall". In North America it means, shopping centre. Again, I appologise for any confusion.

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