Delhi belly in Jaipur
We arrived in Jaipur late at night after spending six hours on a overloaded bus. Veronica spent the two first hours on the bus sitting in the back seat with five sleeping indians next to her. She didnt seem pleased with the situation as we could hear her swearing in norwegian behind us.A bit later I tried to get her attention to tell her we could switch seats, but then she had turned her mp3- player on the highest volum and covered her head with the hood of her jacket. I deeply regret not getting a picture of this obvious Kodak moment. We did switch seats later on since the back seat was as comfortable as a wooden bench so we could share the misery among ourself. There was also a goat standing a few rows ahead of us which reminded us of the mutton(goat) masala the day before. We know understand why we never eat goat in Norway…it’s the closest thing to leather Christian and Veronica have ever eaten (edit:turns out that mutton really is sheep..bummer!) 🙂
As we now have left Jaipur and I am once again on my feet I can share with you the few things that we did. Eli and Veronica did a lot more since they didn’t need a toilet every 5 minutes.. Jaipur is the only city we got to see in Rajasthan and it reminded us a lot of Delhi since it had the same hectic vibe about it along with the chaos that is north India. The main highlights that we got to see was the palace of the winds, Amber fort and the monkey palace. I missed out on the Amber fort but still felt like I got to see atleast parts of the city. Our original plan was to go to Pushkar as well but I wasn’t too keen on trying out the immodium that we brought along so we ended up having our longest stay in one place right here in Jaipur.
We stayed two nights at the Shakuntalem guest house, a place that I really don’t recommend.. Water rarely worked and the price was a bit too high. We moved to a really nice guesthouse afterwards, Vaishnavi guesthouse, where the rooms themselves were average but the restaurant and building itself was beautiful. Since I am tired now and want to go to bed I will finish the Jaipur tour with pictures instead of words, so have a look! All our India photos are posted on our flickr page! Click the link on the right side of the screen under the Links header.