We reached Jodhpur in good time and wasted no time getting to know the place. Our driver dropped us off at the huge fort that looked down on the city. This was probably the most impressive fort so far. It was well run and looked in good condidtion, we grabbed our headsets and set off on the trip around this thing. From certain points around the fort you can look down on the (whats known as) Blue city. Its actually the old town of Jodhpur and a lot of the houses are painted idigo blue for good luck and to keep mosquitos away (hmm might try painting myself and see what happens). The fort itself had evolved over time as every different king that came to power he would put his own mark in the place and now you have a building that has so many different styles all mingled into one huge fort, its a sight worth taking in. After we did the tour, we headed back down the hill into the town to try and make our way home. As we approached the town, a guy came out of a restaurant to talk to us, at first he was trying to get us to come eat at his place (we already ate) then he pulled out some fat book full of currency from all over the world, this guy had everything you could think of, although I saw no Zimbabwe notes there, so I have one up on him there, anyhow, he wanted some good old english pounds to add to hs collection? did I miss something? did the current pound go out of date? because from what I can remember it wasnt, giving money away for free? no chance!!! ha ha, granted, he was a nice guy trying to get a collection together, but no trade? no notes!!
D & S