Lets take this gig global!!
Alrighty guys. Hows it all going? After a good couple of days in Jaipur we have in arrived in the Holy place of Pushkar ok. We got here by bus by about 4:30pm and dumped our stuff in hotel and headed straight out for a wonder. Its a really nice vibe round here and you can walk the streets/shops without getting lots of hassles off people- even when you go in a shop you can look in peace!! ITS QUITE A 'HIPPIE' PLACE AND WE'VE SEEN THE MOST BACKPACKERS SO FAR ON OUR TRip- proper traveller looking with the dreads and all that! It most be rubbing off though as me and steve have been shopping and both bought 'man-bags'!! Mainly for the beaches and that as our day bags are aa bit heavy and big when you only want to tkae out a few things. We had a ral nice meal at a restaurant looking over the Holy lake and was our firdt meal where we sat on the floor on cusions. So I'm liking Pushkar but we are only staying one night as we head to Jodphur tomo by bus for a (what might be gruelling) 5 hr journey. Ther onl bad thing is that me and Fi fell for the 'sacred petal' scam where they shove it in your hand then mnake you come down to the lake- you have to recite what I guess is Hindi prayers ...bla bla bla...then they blackmail you into giving a 'donation" with all the Karma crap! after a little confrontation (religious arguemnet!) I gave in and gave a measly 20 rupees to shut him up and get the hell out of there! Its also the first place where I have had 'loose motions' downstairs (as Fionas doctor calls it!) Its ironic that after a whole week on curry I've been fine but then one night on Pizza and it all go's pete tong! Oh well I'm stocked up on the Imodium for tomo! The other strange thing about Pushkar is that in our time in India so far we havent once been offered/forced beer or drugs (even in Delhi) and yet we come to a 'holy' place where beer (and meat and even eggs ar banned) and its been shuvved in our face at every opportunity!! Weird! We gratefully declined of course! I'm tea total until Goa! But apart from that its all good!