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October 24th 2008
Published: October 24th 2008
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Namaste Everyone

I'm firstly going to hold my hands up and apologise for my lack of bloggage, however India can take some of the blame as a
blog without photos is not a Garwood blog, and with India's shoddy power cuts it can prove difficult.

Now i can tell you that I've been in India with Jeff for one month and it's far surpassed our expectations.

'BEEN TO INDIA?? GET IN INDIA...Duffy Pushkar 08'

So since my last blog here is a list of the paces we've been:

* Jaisalmer

* Pushkar

* Jaipur

* Agra

Rajasthan DONE....Rajasthan Amazing....

Upon leaving the city of Jodhpur we headed to the city of a thousand dunes Jaisalmer and our extra long camel safari. We spent three nights and four days in the Great Thar Desert just 50km out of the city. If only we had scratch and sniff computers you'd be able to enjoy the smell of six camels just after breakfast. Camels are strange beings and Monty was an arrogant stinker. By day we searched the Thar Desert and by night we rested under the
Working HardWorking HardWorking Hard

Always the women doing the hard graft....
stars...great experience.

Pushkar was eleven hours away from Jaisalmer so we chose a bus with a sleeper cabin, which made the journey a whole lot easier. Pushkar 'Temple Town' was brilliant. We met some top quality people who we'll be friends with and continue to travel with, big thanks goes out to:

* Laurent (Belgium)
* Duffy (Oz)
* Felix (UK)
* Chris (UK)
* Henry (UK)
* Erica (Sweden)
* Scott (UK)
* Amy (UK)
* Lucas (Germany)
* Anna (UK)
* Alberto (Spain)

So picturesque Pushkar was alot of fun, traveling through its bizarres, climbing its Brahman temple on the mountain side and paying homage to the lake Pushkar...Next stop Jaipur.Jaipur was literally
a stop, a simple 24 hours cramming everything in. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan with a population of over three million it reminded me of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo. On our quick stop we visited Amber Palace, Amber Fort, The Monkey Temple and finally a massive temple at the top of a rather large climb, hard work but great views...Full Power, 24 Hour (Fox 08)

India continues to astound me everyday 'eight days a week' You love it...You hate it...You Love it...You hate it
Right now as i sit writing this blog over looking the Taj Mahal i love it 'Get In India'

The Taj Mahal in Agra is a piece of architectural brilliance, twenty four years in the making its stunning. We'd decided to get up really early to watch the sunrise up over the Palace, its a great time to go as the sun reflects off of its majestic curves.

Next stop Varanasi and then up to Nepal

Talk Soon

Dave x

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