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Just one kiss in Jaipur

January 27th 2015
HE SAID... We were travelling west from Fort Madhogarh to Jaipur, and we didn’t want to leave. We were woken early at 5.45am to the blasting sound of music from the village below. We’d watched a wedding procession through the village the day before, in which women were dancing from house to house behind an old land rover with a massive sound system on board. We thought the music was related to ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
17th April 2015

Ren's brave new world!
Eating street food and being nonchalant about scurrying rats, not to mention a heroic journey despite a serious cold--bravo! However, I never did fine what/where the kiss was! However I loved that the Hawa Mahal, where the women were sequestered, was fitting beautifulfor them. Scarves and earrings are also my fave choices as souvenirs (so light and versatile, "oh the precious"), and those Thali meals with lots of little tastes sound fabulous. Hope Ren's cold is better and how sweet that Andrew is such a caring partner.
18th April 2015

Re: Ren's brave new world!
Tara I was so amazed at how cute those rats were! And they were so organised in their gathering of food. I never imagined that pink sandstone could be carved so intricately - the Hawa Mahal was magnificent. That just one kiss was what we gave Jaipur...there was love, but not more than 'just one kiss' (on the cheek) :D

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