India Edtion: The Golden Triangle (Part Two)

Jaipur was our next stop. Although it's called the "pink city", it looked more terracotta and orange to us. We saw the Amber Fort, did an elephant safari, enjoyed a home cooked meal at local family's house, and explored one of the many bazaars. Jaipur is also known for its block printing and textiles. We did quite a bit of shopping, including getting custom tunics for myself and Hubs got some linen shirts made. Again, I was amazed how fast they can do custom work here. There was also a hiccup during our visit. The cliched snake charmers are in this region. And anyone who knows me, knows that I'm deathly afraid of snakes. So much so, that I can't even look at a picture of one without having the heebee jeebees. So while our guide was introducing us to the fort, I noticed a guy come by and didn't think anything of it. However as our guide was finishing, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a basket open and I immediately freaked out at the sight of the black cobra with a full on scream. The guide shooed the guy away and comforted me. She even assured me that all the venom is taken out. I was thinking " I don't effing care, it's still a goddamn snake!". That image stayed with me for a good hour and I was still shaking. Stupid snake charmer! Other than that, we enjoyed this city.








tourist trap-our elephant safari was done on a private property.












All sorts of animals roam the streets of India


Didn't know that fresh tumeric looked like ginger!

Never seen this color carrot before!

these tuc tucs were EVERYWHERE





 



A Chronicle Of My Experiences Living Abroad: India Edtion: The Golden Triangle (Part Two)

January 9, 2014

India Edtion: The Golden Triangle (Part Two)

Jaipur was our next stop. Although it's called the "pink city", it looked more terracotta and orange to us. We saw the Amber Fort, did an elephant safari, enjoyed a home cooked meal at local family's house, and explored one of the many bazaars. Jaipur is also known for its block printing and textiles. We did quite a bit of shopping, including getting custom tunics for myself and Hubs got some linen shirts made. Again, I was amazed how fast they can do custom work here. There was also a hiccup during our visit. The cliched snake charmers are in this region. And anyone who knows me, knows that I'm deathly afraid of snakes. So much so, that I can't even look at a picture of one without having the heebee jeebees. So while our guide was introducing us to the fort, I noticed a guy come by and didn't think anything of it. However as our guide was finishing, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a basket open and I immediately freaked out at the sight of the black cobra with a full on scream. The guide shooed the guy away and comforted me. She even assured me that all the venom is taken out. I was thinking " I don't effing care, it's still a goddamn snake!". That image stayed with me for a good hour and I was still shaking. Stupid snake charmer! Other than that, we enjoyed this city.








tourist trap-our elephant safari was done on a private property.












All sorts of animals roam the streets of India


Didn't know that fresh tumeric looked like ginger!

Never seen this color carrot before!

these tuc tucs were EVERYWHERE





 



1 Comments:

At January 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM , Blogger VictoriaK said...

Enjoying the vicarious look at India!

 

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