Mandawa Travel Blog› entry 5 of 15 › view all entries
August 11th, 2009 – by: Jacqinmiddenamerika
But I'll start at the beginning. Saturdayevening I landed in Delhi. I was picked up by a taxi and the first impressions were gained. It was still 35 degrees at night, still a transition from NL. No culture shock but if you'll see people just lie along the side of the road or a whole family on a traffic hill that is heart rending.
The other day some sightseeing in Delhi.
Because it's in Delhi around 42 degrees the other day I traveled further to Nawalgarh, where it is not much cooler. After a journey of 8 hours, I found an Ecolodge for a night and checked in. All nature-friendly. There is fortunately a shower which is very necessary in these temperatures but the owner prefers that you take a shower Indian. A large bucket is ready, first water, then soap, then the bucket with a bowl throw over you. The owner said it sil save at least 15 liters of water. And did you have some spare water you could use it for the plants.
During the afternoon I visited the town with a (un) official guide. He is eleven years old, speaks good English, says he just go to school (which I believe on his brown eyes) and knows much about the Haveli's. This Haveli's are former mercantile houses, in the 18th and 19th century built. They are colorful painted. The paintings on the inside are well preserved, the exterior is all it rained off. In addition to the Haveli have a beautiful view over the village.
At night in the eco lodge eaten all nature friendly, vegatarian and very tasty. The other table guests were 8 French and 2 Italian. I could with hardly understand them with my high school French because they talked to fast. I had the idea to sit at a table set Galliers (asterix and obelix), only the wild boar still missing, hahahaha. Fortunately there were three persons who spoke English. we had to laugh because courgettesoup is equal in all languages, in English, Italian, French and Dutch.
Unfortunately, I cannot put pictures on this computer ... perhaps the following time.
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