The long drive from Udaipur to Jaipur
19.01.2015 19 °C
An early start for our long drive from Udaipur to Jaipur. I looked out of the window to this view:
They say "red sky in the morning shepherds warning." That because his house is on fire!! If there was they couldn't put it out, there was no water. Well not in my room anyway. I ran reception but "Yes, Yes" was the only response.
Not a problem, I have instant shower in a can and water in a bottle. Fully Lynxed up and teeth brushed, off for breakfast. Um no one there!!! That's because they were all fast asleep on the sofas in reception. A gentle nudge was all it took -
"7:30 sir 7:30"
"It is 7:30"
One thing I have learnt thus far is that it does not matter. Things take their own good time, but it will happen.
So I sat overlooking the lake with green parrots flying past. As much as I would love to be sharing this experience with someone, I am actually having time to reflect and, in the fullness of time I will.
Breakfast was a masala omelet - extra spicy - absolutely brilliant.
Back to my room to find the water had been restored and I had a beautiful shower and a shave in hot water - Going to prove "now is the now" and live every moment - but in time the thing you need will be their for you.
Dhasmendre and I are getting on, he is a great guy to have as a driver. My Indian is improving - Well I am slowing down and talking with an Indian accent so the conversions are going well.
The long drive starts:
I was discussing about how much hard work it must be to carry the water pots on ones head - When we saw a group of ladies filling up large pots. So we stopped as I wanted to try it out. I don't think they got it to start with as they handed me an empty pot - No it's not for a photo it is to see what it is like to carry to pot on your head.
It took 2 of us just to lift it onto my head
Yes it was bloody heavy - He reckons the capacity of the pot is 35lts so that's 35kgs.
The roads were good - dual carriageway.
Still had someone who was not quite sure of the traffic rules:
It's never boring on our journeys, this was a post election party on behalf of the winner.
Now this truck says it all:
But I think that is where it start and where it stays.
The dual carriageway opened up to a 3 lane highway, this meant that we have more lanes to weave in and out of.
I arrived at the house where I am staying with an Indian family. A very worm welcome and a cup of tea. The family is the boss of the travel company, I am using for the tour.
The dog needed a walk so I said I will come along:
Then time for a cooking lesson. I found it hard to keep up with everything that was going on 3 dishes being cooked at once:
I was then informed that they don't eat any meat, fish or eggs. And no alcohol. I needed a bit of a break.
Slim Woody in 2 days time.