Khajuraho, the erotica and a proposition!
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March 5th 1990
Khajuraho, the erotica and a proposition.
Wow, today we got to sleep in til 8am if we wanted and most of us did, several are unwell and plan to stay in bed most of the day, but I am up in good time, downstairs enjoying my usual omelette for breakfast (I shall miss these lovely breakfasts when I am back home again). Then I had some spare time and on my own I wandered around the Hotel, I can’t remember the name of it as I apparently didn’t write it in my dairy, but it was a quite big modern western style hotel about half a mile out of the main centre, quite luxuriously appointed really, so I was surprised when as I was just relaxing looking out the window at the view, I looked downwards and became interested in what was happening on the ground.
Soon most of us were back on the bus to visit the Erotic Temples of Khajuraho, and boy what erotic temples they are, talk about the Karma Sutra and the dozens of different positions possible if you’re an advanced gymnasts, well these carving and statues could well teach them some new and more exotic ways to have fun! Our guides went to great length to describe all the carvings on the walls, in case we hadn’t noticed that there were the usual two people encounters and three-somes and four-somes and even more somes plus they called into action all the animals they could find, dogs, horses, camels and even elephant were all cavorting in front of us in stone carvings!
I do have to say these temples were in excellent repair mostly, all the carving was wonderfully done, and well preserved, very expressive and interesting, there were other things depicted besides sex but that was the predominate topic.
We stopped for an iced lime soda, which we all seem to enjoy, then it was back to examine more of the temples, I bought a lovely moonstone pendent at one of the little markets along the way, for a good price. There were ofcause the usual people wanting to sell us stuff at every temple, but by now we are used to hawkers and beggars and take only as much notice as we please, we have learned to stroll through them without looking at anything, just brushing them off as we go, but I did buy a couple of packs of postcards of the erotic carvings, to show everyone back home, after much haggling.
Back at the Hotel, I checked on Julie who said she felt a little better but needed some oranges, so I walked back into town and bought her some, and some for Sharon too who was also not feeling that great.
In the evening we heard of a Dancing Show being held not far away so Mary, Sharon and I decided to go, when we got there we found some of the rest of our group already there waiting to be entertained. We didn’t much enjoy the dancing it was real classic Indian dancing and no English to let us know what it was all about, plus very Indian music that we are not used to, it’s a rather wailing noise to our ears, but the ladies were very colourfully dressed, I am sure they were very accomplished dancers, we were pleased to have had the opportunity to see real ethnic dancing.
After the show we all had a Chinese meal in town then on the gentle stroll back to the hotel, a young local lad, who hopefully, asked me if I would like ‘boom booms’ or something like that, with him, propositioned me! We could tell that he had been observing the carvings in the temples a bit much! I guess I was pretty flattered in a way (but not tempted) I am old enough to be his Mother at least! My fault ofcause I shouldn’t have been out walking after dark, but there were several of us so we felt safe.
We need a good nights sleep tonight as we have another early start for a very long bus trip tomorrow.