Left the Hotel Paradise at 9am, and Tom's only link to the Ashes, but had to hang around until 17:00 when we were catching the sleeper train to Jaipur. Originally the plan was now to stay in Jaipur for two nights, unfortunately after being advised by the majority of people we thought it was best not stay. Instead we decided to take the long route to Pushkar. This would mean another 2.5 hour train tomorrow, bad news.
We decided it would be best to hop around cafés buying a drink each and staying until we were no longer welcome, as this kept the pesky hotel touts (thinking we were looking for a room) away. It was quite fun really, an excuse just to people watch in the fort square. There were cows fighting, little Rickshaws well overloaded with bottled water, touts harassing tourists, and admiring the street kitchens lack of hygiene.
The time came for the stressful bartering process for a Auto-Rickshaw down to the train station. Tom has since renamed this popular Indian mode of transport as the "Auto-Deathshow", Rachael screaming........the driver turned round and said "You no trust?", Rachael shouted back "NO", needless to say it didn't make any difference.
17:00 the train came, trusty state train service. We boarded, sat down and watched the country go by, we even saw a mummy camel and it's baby trotting through the desert!
Around 18:00 the mobile phones started with the MP3s playing out loud. Its like being on a bus at home, each person competing for the better mobile phone, playing the latest Idina chart toppers all simultaneously. The only difference being these weren't kids, these were grown men in their 20s and 30s? Odd.......... This continued until about 23:00 when they finally fell asleep, absolutely no regard for anyone else on the train. Tomorrow we'll be catching another train to Pushkar.