Friday, December 30, 2011

Adventure in India - Day 2 Jaipur

We start out early with our driver and new guide, Singh. He is a fine young man, pleasant and informative. The main site is the Amber Palace and City Palace. These are huge complexes. We learn a good deal about the 12 wives and their lives in the palace. The history of Rajiasthan and the Moghuls is fascinating. The area has marble and red sandstone and the buildings are beautifully carved. And yes, we did ride an elephant to the top of the hill and the palace gate!

At the end of the day we stopped at a typical tourist store. I tried my hand at block printing fabric and bought some fabric, which were made into 2 outfits and delivered to the hotel later that night. Roy bought a traditional long shirt that looks quite nice on him. We succeeded at not buying a rug…

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