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A Temple, a Living Fort, and a Camel !

Ranakpur is  the jewel in the Jain temple crown. Visiting these  temples is an exercise in pilgrimages.  I have shared  the 2.5 miles climb  up the 4000 steps  up to Palatana.  This temple is not up a mountain but the … Continue reading

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Shimmering Sand. . . . . .

  Here are our camels and handlers resting as we dismounted and  waited for the sunset in the desert. Actually, I think that is Mr. Rocket, the camel that Jennifer and I rode.  He is the main man in the … Continue reading

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Peace. . . . on Mr. Rocket !

  Jennifer, Mr. Rocket,our camel, and I were just bumping through the desert. .   Jen was riding behind me and got this silly picture. . . what a fun ride it was . .  PEACE ! This Is Incredible … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Golden City of Rajasthan

Namaste from Jaisalmer, India  ! We have been travelling since last Tuesday and will return to Amdavad  on next Wednesday night after a world wind eight day trip to Rajasthan, a neighboring state to Gujarat. Here is an image from Google Public … Continue reading

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Camel Racing and the Slave Trade in United Arab Emirates

This is not a happy, feel good post on this Saturday morning. I am deeply saddened  by  the violence and possible voting irregularities in Scotland. Just another example of greed in this world where  money, no matter the currency, and … Continue reading

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North to Rajasthan from March 10, 2013

(Rajasthan is the state that has all the elements tourists think of when you mention India:forts, temples, camels, desert, nomads, and colorful crafts.  In spite of all the tourists it is a place we would like to see more of. … Continue reading

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Republic Day , January 26, 2014

Quick quiz. . . . when is Independence Day?  Why is it not celebrated on its date?   August 15,  1947 was the actual date that the English left peacefully after 200 years in India.  Republic Day began on January … Continue reading

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