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Day One

Delhi -> Mandawa, Rajasthan, India

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Early start 08:00 L -

For those of you who know me know that good food, and especially curry, forms a very big part of my day. The plan is to eat curry for breakfast, lunch and supper.
It started very well - Aloo Paratha, yoghurt and hot chutney for breakfast. Again in the private dining room.
Then Veg curry for lunch and yes Chicken Korma extra spicy for supper - Happy days. Again in a private dining room (see below)

It started foggy but one that cleared the day was bright and sunny.

The journey was as expected - No rules on the Roads! Animals - cows, sheep, goats wondering as they please. What road safety!!!

The school run
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I am not quite sure why they have white lines painted on the roads as no one seems to pay any attention to them. Or what side of the road to drive on.

Mr Dhasmendre or Dash to his friend told me that you need 4 things to drive in India
1. A good horn
2. Good breaks
3. Good eye site
4. Good luck

As a passenger you don't need a nervous disposition

A fine overtaking manoeuvre:
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The villages and towns are not particularly clean but very colourful and full of life:
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They say every cow is sacred:
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Mandawa is referred to as the "open art gallery" of Rajasthan the paintings on the buildings are fantastic. I had a tour of the streets and buildings here is a small example of the brilliant murals:
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The hotel is lovely - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on steroids:
Hotel - http://www.hotelheritagemandawa.com/mandawa-hotels-photo.htm
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Private dining the only way:
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Posted by woody1 18:27 Archived in India

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