During the night, the stomach ache Charlie had been informing us about got worse. His symptoms seemed like appendicitis, so at 4:00 in the morning Mary Lynn & he took a tuktuk to a hospital, and then to another one where he was admitted. You’ll learn about the outcome in Jaipur, Pt. 3.
After breakfast, Roop Lal, our driver, took Veronica & I to the hospital as Charlie was in the midst of tests, and then we marched on to take our planned tours for the day, staying in touch by phone. Mayurraj, our tour guide (who you can see in Jaipur Pt. 1) first took us to a beautiful Hindu temple and a step well near the Amber Fort…
Then we went to the Amber Fort. Built in the 1500s on a hilltop outside Jaipur, it is magnificent from inside and out. Featuring several courtyards, views of lakes and mountains, and surrounded by a long and enormous wall, “Amer” Fort is really a palace rivaling the Red Fort of Agra, etc. Loved the building decorated with a mosaic of convex mirrors and jewels, as well as the garden in the lake (which was supposed to be for saffron). Some pix…
After another break in the afternoon and a visit to the hospital where Charlie was still having tests, we went out on a planned supplemental tour activity to shop and take a cooking class. We were met by Nidhi, who took us to a spice shop, a vegetable market, and a private home for a private cooking class focusing on the cuisine of Rajastan. Among the unusual delights: fried grapes! Check it out…
- Research Hindu temples and/or step wells. How are they built, why?
- Research the Amber Fort (link and beyond). Interesting parts?
- Research Indian/Rajastani cuisine. What would you like to cook?
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On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM, Random Vail wrote:
> randallvail posted: “During the night, the stomach ache Charlie had been > informing us about got worse. His symptoms seemed like appendicitis, so at > 4:00 in the morning Mary Lynn & he took a tuktuk to a hospital, and then to > another one where he was admitted. You’ll learn ” >