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Beating like a drum in Bundi

January 30th 2015
HE SAID... We were leaving Ranthambhore and travelling south west to Bundi. We woke early at 5am, turned the small fan heater on and tried to avoid the cold marble floor as much as possible. The music was still going at the massive wedding celebration next door, but it was far more subdued than the previous night. The shower head fell apart when I turned the water on, so I had to kn ... read more
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28th April 2015

One fine day!
So lovely that you spent time in rural India. Somehow, I'd always pictured India as wall-to-wall humanity--great to hear of these wide-open spaces, even if most are planted with crops. Best wishes to Andrew to remember his Hindi-inspired composition. The roadside chai stop sounded magical as the spices were ground fresh for you. How fortunate to visit the sad/beautiful Bundi palace and authentic village street life that were off the tourist trail. Hope Ren's cold is better soon.
28th April 2015

Re: One fine day!
Thanks Tara! Andrew is in the process of recording that piece of music, and has called it 'Aravalli' (after the mountain range). I think Bundi be would the sort of place you would really love - very walkable and very interesting. My cough was a tenacious beast that haunted me for weeks - but it was eventually squashed with tons of drugs :)

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