Several of us explored the Sheraton Rajputana Hotel during our free time this afternoon and discovered a shopping arcade that needs to be visited again! We then were off to the Hindu Temple at 4 pm. This temple was built by the Birla family in honor of Vishnu, the god of preservation. Under the Supreme Force in Hinduism are three gods representing creation, preservation, and, finally the god of destruction and reincarnation. This temple was built recently with local marble that was all hand carved. The old ways are the best ways for India because there is no shortage of workers. To simplify production would put too many people out of work. After the calm and peacefulness of the temple we headed to the center of the Pink City. Jaipur was visited by the Prince of Wales in 1876 and the Maharaja ordered the buildings to be painted rose pink to cut down on the glare of the blazing sun. It was a huge hit and the city has remained pink ever since. We all took a wild and exciting ride on the three-wheel bikes which share the roads with motor bikes, cars, trucks, buses, cows and even a camel here and there. There are no set lanes so it's a game of chicken that was great fun. We then did some shopping in the market but none of us were very skilled with the bartering. We came back to the hotel and were treated to some traditional Indian music and dancers. David is fast asleep and I must follow. Wakeup tomorrow is 6 am. Namaste!