We got the over night train again last night, and traveled to Udaipur, our last spot on the trip with Jazz. This town's biggest claim to fame is thats several scenes of the James Bond movie, Octop**** were filmed here. This becomes quite apparent as you wander around and see that every hotel and restaurant shows it at 7, and that on the first walk we took out of the hotel, we were approached by an old drunk Indian man claiming he 'partied with James Bond'. We felt sorry for this washed up has been, and felt that maybe his career didn't quite go as planned after his apparent short scene in the movie, driving Bond in a rickshaw. But he was our first foreign movie star, so we felt pretty happy.
The hotel we are staying in is really nice; decorated like a Grandmothers living room with funny colours on the wall, and little trinkets everywhere. It's probably the nicest place we have found. The same goes for the town: it's so quiet in comparison to everywhere else we have been, with the exception of the jungle. The only thing you have to worry about driving into you are donkeys and cows - which are dealt with easily with a cheeky little smack. (The men on the mopeds don't appreciate this so much.)
Udaipur is set in the mountains, and the surronding area is meant to have some of the most beautiful scenery in India. Time will tell, as we venture out on an expedition tomorrow. In the mean time, we will venture onto our rooftop restaurant, and have an illegal beer or two - they don't have a licence here!
Oh, and a quick note to say that it is surprisingly hard to hir a moped here. Jazz and I thought that they wouldn't care we had never driven one before, but our inexperience was clear to the owners of the hire place when I nearly crashed into the wall before we even left. What shocked us most was their insistence we could not be let out on the roads.
I really can't think why???