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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur January 22nd 2015

Geo: 24.5809, 73.6813Dnes ráno jde Yan na yogu a já trochu pospávám, protože mi není úplně 100%ně. Po snídani vyrážíme na nádraží koupit lístky na vlak na další den. Bohůžel jsou listky vyprodané a tak se vracíme s nepořízenou. Po cestě zpět se vydáváme na nedaleký kopec, odkud by měl být hezký výhled na jezero, obzvláště během západu slunce. A opravdu. Je to opravdu super. Po západu se vydáváme procházkou zpět do centra a jdeme na večeři do rádoby korejské restaurace. Zklamání ;)... Pak už jen spát... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur January 21st 2015

Geo: 24.581, 73.6811Ráno dorážíme na nádraží v Udaipuru, kde smlouváme rikshaw na 60rupií a jedeme k hotelu, který máme zarezervovaný. Pokoj ještě není připrave, tak musíme chvilku počkat. Čekání vyplňujeme snídaní v nedaleké kavárně, kde si dáváme výbornou kávu a snídani. Po návratu do hotelu se konečně ubytováváme a na chvilku odpočíváme. Na oběd vyrážíme do ulic a vybíráme si jednu z mnoha roof top restaurací s výhledem na jezero. Po příjemném těstovinovém obědě se vydáváme na prohlídku města.Když přich&a... read more
Taj Lake Palace
přes jezero
v noci

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur January 18th 2015

Udaipur : Ville la plus romantique de l’Inde, à ce qu’on dit. Elle est aussi surnommée la ville des Lacs, parce qu’elle en compte cinq. C’est une particularité en Inde puisque les lacs se font rare jusqu’à maintenant. Elle est aussi célèbre pour son Lake Palace, maintenant un hôtel cinq étoiles hors de prix. Vous l’avez peut-être déjà vu dans le film de James Bond Octopussy, ou dans la vieille annonce de Mastercard où un couple de jeunes retraités réalisent le rêve de leur vie en y séjournant. « There are somethings money can’t buy, for everything else, there’s Mastercard ». Nous ne séjournons pas au Lake Palace, mais au Udai Kothi, qui n’est pas mal lui non plus. Il est situé à quelques mètres du Lac Pichola, plus important lac de la ville (et celui ... read more
Piscine sur le toit du Udai Kothi
Photo de famille avec notre chauffeur Krishna

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur November 3rd 2014

The train from Delhi to Udaipur is 12 hours, probably the easiest journey I've had so far! Slept well and woke up on time. Udaipur must be the laziest city in India! Nothing's fucking open 'till 10AM! When compared with everywhere else opening at like 7/8 makes a difference, when I arrived at the station I couldn't book my fucking ticket for the next day cos no one's at work! Get to work you bums! As a consequence I ended up staying an extra night than I wanted to, and paying an extra 200 fucking rupees for the train! I suppose there's worse places to have to spend an extra night. I go to the cheapest place the guide book recommends, 150rs for a dorm room, lal ghat guest house, it's really really nice, probably the ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur October 28th 2014

Current Mood: A little tired of it actually!! Thank goodness for Udaipur. Having spent five days in Mumbai it would be easy to feel that you had seen everything there was to see India. Chances are by this time you have experienced a bad case of the trots from eating the amazing street food, slurping on street chai or could it have been the nice restaurant that got you? If you ventured down to Colaba causeway you may have ended in a great game of ‘Haggle Tennis’, where you go in low and the peddler gets twice what he asked for in the first place. Whatever your experience here, Mumbai holds so much variety that anybody would be forgiven for thinking they had seen it all and calling it a day at this point. In my ... read more
protecting the gates
Sleeping in Ahmedabad station

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur August 23rd 2014

Geo: 24.5823, 73.6882We started our day with a walking trip to the City Palace Museum. It was a nice palace to walk through. After leaving the palace we were free until 7 pm when we attended a traditional dance performance. A group of us headed off to enjoy lunch and a real cappuccino. In India they serve a lot of Nescafé!After our lunch we headed off with our Spanish friends and wandered through the narrow streets looking in shops and taking photos. After getting thoroughly lost and getting caught in a monsoon rain, we eventually hired a tuk-tuk driver to take us to a bridge near our hotel. We really enjoyed wandering through the streets of Udaipur. They were much cleaner and fewer cows.In the evening we enjoyed a dance performance before heading out for dinner. ... read more
City Palace Museum
Park on the top of City Palace Museum
View from City Palace Museum

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur August 22nd 2014

Geo: 24.5823, 73.6882We were on the bus by 7:30 am. We had a four hour drive to the Jain temple at Ranakpur. Again we saw many more people on their pilgrimage, walking for hours in the hot sun. The trash along the sides of the road is unbelievable. We saw the occasional wild peacocks in fields and on fences. Upon arriving at the Jain Temple we shared a meal with the devotees. It made us feel like we were eating in a prison mess hall! From there we headed towards the temple where we were both required to cover our knees and shoulders. Check out our lovely outfits. We had a few hours to explore the temple which very peaceful and enjoyable. The marble Jain Temple has distinctive domes on the outside and over 1444 exquisitely ... read more
Our costumes at the Jain Temple
Jain Temple
Jain Temple

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur August 11th 2014

So I want to explain to everyone what my work is and what my project for the summer is. What has been involved and what I do everyday. I haven’t re-read all of these blogs so there’s a chance I could repeat some information by accident. If so I’m sorry but I hope to give an encompassing summary. Now onto the ''good'' stuff! The NGO I work for is called Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti (JJVS). JJVS was created about 30 years ago in response to a tragic loss of many children in a village in Rajasthan from disease. Through trials and tribulations JJVS strives to encourage the general public in traditional medicines and conserve the practice. In many rural villages the use of traditional medicines by healers can be vital to the overall health of the ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur July 29th 2014

Day 10- Day 2 in Udaipur Well that was a great night! Jude and I flopped in at about 6am. I awoke at about 9.30, and was up and about, feeling much better than I would have anticipated! I got Jude up too! We were done and dusted, abs in the restaurant have breakfast by 10am. Baked beans on toast for me, a grill sandwich for Jude. We washed or food down with a glass if cold coffee. We had a choice if sight seeing, or shopping; we went out shopping...... With vengeance! My first purchase was 2 pairs of shoes. I had my eye on the from arriving. A brown, and a black pair of plain camel leather tops and doles. They are flats, have pointy toes and a pointy design also up the foot. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Udaipur July 29th 2014

So this past weekend was spent on a little trip. All of the groups that came to India were given a little weekend retreat, except for our group. So we decided to organize an excursion out to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and Agra, the location of Taj Mahal. We had heard good things about trips like this. So we asked FSD to buy us some tickets and we headed out. Every week we have a meeting with FSD (the umbrella corporation that connects students with NGOs all over the world). Here we say what went on the past week, what went well, what went poorly, and what we would like to do for the next week. I could make a blog post on just these meetings. But I will just say that this past one ... read more

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