7 BOMBS AND A SANDSTORMHi Tim here, ok so we took a train to Jaipur from Agra, did not take to long but the train was 3 hours late, on the train we had meet some other travellers and had decided to all stay at the same hotel, called the Pearl Palace, and ended up all staying in the same room as it was lots cheaper. The hotel was really nice, clean, great staff, amazing food and the most crazy rooftop garden / restaurant every. There were loads of plants and interesting artwork and a massive peacock on the roof made of metal, crazy. Mr Sing owed the place and he was a very proud man of his hotel, he had a really nice royally Enfield motorbike and he loved it very much.The first night we went to see a cricket match and the crowds are crazy, they just seem to love that sport, it was very exciting but by the end it was time for bed.The next day we set off and had a look at the Jaipur Palace which was really interesting and contained the largest silver objects in the world, they were two massive pots used to carry water from the Gangies to England, just imagine how bad the water must have been after that long trip. That evening we went to the temple of the sun god and climbed up to the top, as we were doing this a great rain storm started and we got very wet, but the views over the city we worth getting wet for and there were lots of monkeys, you can see in the pics.We relaxed in the next day and went for a shop in the afternoon, great fun but again very hard work, lots of people, noise, dirt and traffic. We ended up in a really back street market for cloth, the colours were a really eye opened and it as good to see what a real Indian market looks like as to a market set up for tourists. Jaipur also had a big minaret tower that we found and climbed to the top for some great city views. Later that evening Anna stayed inand me and a chap called Ericwent across town to see the water Palace, nice view but nothing much to see so we headed back. By this time it was dark and the old town was very bizzy, with lots of pollution. Once we got back we sat and sent some e-mails, was we were doing this the news broke in the hotel that there had been 7 bombs go off in the old town, they were basic bombs that were strapped to bikes and left all along the main street and grates to the city, was well and police stations and ant other crowed public place. From watching the news reports I and Eric soon realised that we had been very very lucky, and on our way home from the water place had passed 5 of the bombs 15 min before they went off, I now have 8 of my 9 lives left.That evening we were meant to be getting the overnight train to Jaisalmer, but after thinking about it we decided that going to the train station would be a bad idea, so we missed the train and were now trapped in a city now under a curfew for a few days, everything was closed and we were stuck in the hotel until our flight out to Goa.