TOURIST'S INVOLVED IN POTHOLE DRAMA
Trip Start Sep 02, 2012
42Trip End Oct 10, 2012
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Amber (Amer) Fort and Palace Jaipur
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Doris was feeling a bit dopey this morning, more so than normal, and Fred was suffering from gritty eyes, due to the dry dusty streets. With those two feeling a bit under par we decided to have a quiet morning, re-charge our batteries and do a bit of catching up on our blog. We have had a few wifi failures, but I have to say we have been pleasantly surprised that most of the smaller hotels we have stayed in have offered free internet access. The rest of our group (with the exception of Ewan - who we have just learnt has finally got the trots) have caught a bus to visit the Amber Fort. Fred is now the last man standing, he has yet to get the shits. He may have gritty eyes, but that's about it. Watch this space.
Bit of a downpour before we left the hotel, which was ideal as it settled the dust. Negotiated a good price with an auto-rickshaw driver to take us to the Amber Fort
The Amber Fort was very impressive, it's surrounded by something that resembles the Great Wall of China. Had we all been fit this morning we would have spent about 3hrs there, but we only had time for a quick look
Fortunately we didn't have to take the goat track back as the police only operate on one side of the road. One of the highlights of our trip to the Fort was the lovely view of Nellie the elephant as she followed us down the road - she looked quite happy as she swung her trunk from side to side. I guess her work was done for the day and she was on her way home. Come to think of it, we've not seen many elephants since we've been in India
Fred asked our driver to take us to a beer shop on the way back to the hotel. Five minutes later the driver spotted a bottle shop on the opposite side of the road and (no surprises here!) made a desperate charge for it through the oncoming traffic! Without warning there was a tremendous bang our auto-rickshaw almost disappeared down a massive big pot hole - and I mean big! The poor old driver banged his bonce and nearly knocked himself out. Fred hit the ceiling and banged back down hard and me & Doris got off lightly with a bit of bottom jarring. I thought here we go again. I could just see the headlines TOURISTS DISAPPEAR IN HUGE POTHOLE. I am beginning to wonder if we will ever manage to travel anywhere without incident. Highly unlikely!
.It's an early night tonight as we will be up at sparrow fart tomorrow to catch the bus to Bharatpur - really looking forward to that. So it's goodnight from me & it's goodnight from him.
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