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Published: April 18th 2018
Our bus was at 2pm, so walked to the bus stand as it wasn't very far. Begging kids again, wanting specific biscuits, so i said i'd buy them but open the biscuits up for them, coz we've also been told that if you buy them things and leave them unopened they take them back to the shop and get the money back, its such a shame coz you want to be nice but you also don't want to encourage the begging, so i jus think its better to give food, at least you know they're having something to eat.
The bus turned up, it was a seater/sleeper, we had a seater coz it was day and only suppose to take 5/6 hours.
It was a weird vibe on the bus, there was a man sat a couple seats behind us, making strange noises, i didn't really feel comfortable, like if i was on my own, i probably would of got off.
The bus stopped soooo many times and we were going through very rural, dusty roads. I was sat next to Gregor, then he went to the back of the bus to find
a sleeper bit to lay down.
The bus stopped again and everyone got off to go over to this food stand or to smoke, i didn't want to get off, so stayed on the bus, i was writing, with my back against the window, feet up on both seats.
A man got on the bus, walked past and looked at me, then walk back and put his head right in my seater cubicle, right up to my face, i freaked out, kicked him and told him to fucking get out!! He darted off.. OMG.. I got into a panic, went to get off the bus, then realised Gregor's camera was attached to the seat, so was getting that off, then Gregor came down the bus asking me what was wrong, i jus mumbled something and gave the camera to him and got off the bus. I wanted to cry coz the guy made me feel really intimated, but held it in, couldn't see the guy once off the bus.
Got back on and a Lady and her little son sat next to me, her husband and other son behind, bless they were very sweet, the children were
jus adorable, the little boy wanted to play so much, slapping Luke and Nathan on the heads, then taking so many pictures on my camera, even of his Dad sleeping.. hahaha.
Arrived into Jodhpur around 9pm, that bus ride was longer than expected.. Obviously!!
Took a tuk tuk to the hostel and checked in.
We are staying at Stops Hostel, its a pretty lively place, whilst checking in a man was asking for white guys to be extra's in a Bollywood film.. They would be solders.. Luke would be in his element.. hahaha.
So Luke, Nathan, Gregor and a couple others agreed, they were even getting paid for it, 1000 rupees. Me and a girl Yulonda, said we'd go and watch and was offered to have a meal at the fort where they had to do it.. All sounds great, then they were told it was for 12 hours.. Gosh and through the early hours of the morning to start too, so they all pulled out. Would of been so much fun!!
Next minute a wedding parade was going on outside, it was crazy, we stood out to watch, then this well dressed man dragged
me into the wedding, i felt like i was bloody famous, loads of video cameras and big camera flashing at me, i literally had stars in my eyes from all the flashing.. haha. Everyone grabbing my hands and dancing me around, i was in a pair of leggings and a grey puma sweatshirt and trainers.. hahahaha, dancing down the road!!
Everyone was proper glammed up. It was quite over whelming, i manged to get out of the crowd and get back to the hostel.
I went to put my backpack in my room, such a nice room, 10 bed dorm but really spacious. Went out to get the wifi code and the guy at reception said that the guy from the wedding had came back to the hostel three times looking for me.. Gosh!! And said, don't get to friendly with local drunk men here, because they become pests.. hahahaha.. Okaaaay, sorry, but he literally dragged me into all of that!!!!
All of this happened within an hour of arriving at the place.
Early night for me 😊
Woke early, had a masala omelette for breakfast, you get a free
breakfast here, which is awesome!!
We all set out to visit Mehrangarh fort, which is about 20/30 minutes walk from where we were staying.
Walking around the streets, reminded me a bit of Rio, flat roof houses, some blue, but not as many as i thought there would be, steep windy road, cool place, i like it here 😊 Then you come into view of the fort, passing goats with jumpers on, dogs sat on car roofs.. Literally WTF!! And this is jus the norm.. hahahaha!!
Nathan had promised a lady that he'd be back to have her thali after visiting the fort, a thali for 50 rupees, that's so cheap!!
We paid 600 rupees to get in, me and Luke went off on our own, coz the others wanted to do the audio guide.
Its really amazing here, the views are incredible and you can now see why its called the blue city, blueeee building that go on for miles, so many picture opportunities. We got blessed and had colour put in the middle of our heads in a temple in the fort.
Bought Rudie some cool little shoes and me some earring
(yes more earrings) then sat outside to wait for the others. A family outside wanted a selfie with us, cute 😊 We sat watching the camels, they move their mouth as if they're munching on something, but they are not.. really funny animals.
The guys were no where to be seen, so we headed down to the houses below, passing the lady who Nathan promised to go back for Thali.. Where is your New Zealand friend.. She shouted.. Another lady he's promising, 100% he has no intentions of going in there.. hahahaha.
Sat on a roof top and had a beer, lush views, it was scorching up there, then we saw everyone coming down from the hill, they joined us for some beers.
All these kids came up on the roof and was taking our sunglasses and wanted picture after picture, one of the little girls was called Mafia.. she was a right little missy.. haha!! Spent a couple of hours up there, it was lush 😊
We left and came across a sort of bus stop box, which was full of older men smoking in there, they told us to come in, they were all
smoking charas through a chillum, which is basically hash through a big wooden pipe thing, they were loving their life in this little box.. 'The HotBox' hahahaha!! Its part of their culture apparently.. haha!!
Then went onto a big market, which sold everything from jewellery to fruit and veg.
Met the coolest man at his little stall, he had so many cool rings on his hands, i was trying them on. We asked the price of the canvas bags in his storage room, he said but they're my storage bags for my scarfs, he ended up selling them to us for 90 rupees each, we bought five.. haha.
Headed back towards the hostel but got lost down some windy roads.. OMG, soooo many kids came running at us, hugging us, wanted us to take pictures of them, they're fascinated with the camera, they were all so cute. Nathan and Gregor played cricket with some of them, which was really sweet.
Finally made it back to the hostel. Met Sunny and Matt in our room, Sunny is from Mumbai and is basically doing a road trip of the north in his car, he and Matt are going
to Jaisalmer tomorrow to do a camel trek, then onto Pushkar, i said me and Luke are going to Pushkar and basically invited ourselves onto his road trip and we'd meet up with him in Pushkar.. hahahaha.. OMG FUUUUNNNN!!!!
Had dinner on the roof, it was a dark coloured dhal, which was soooo amazing!!
Got a mixture of sweets from the shop across the road, which were the worst things we've ever tasted, could even eat them!! So that says a lot. Watched a couple films and booked a hostel for Pushkar tomorrow.
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