Jaipur was our next stop. Although it’s called the “pink city”, it looked more terracotta and orange to us. We saw the Amber Fort, did an elephant safari, enjoyed a home cooked meal at local family’s house, and explored one of the many bazaars. Jaipur is also known for its block printing and textiles. We did quite a bit of shopping, including getting custom tunics for myself and Hubs got some linen shirts made. Again, I was amazed how fast they can do custom work here. There was also a hiccup during our visit. The cliched snake charmers are in this region. And anyone who knows me, knows that I’m deathly afraid of snakes. So much so, that I can’t even look at a picture of one without having the heebee jeebees. So while our guide was introducing us to the fort, I noticed a guy come by and didn’t think anything of it. However as our guide was finishing, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a basket open and I immediately freaked out at the sight of the black cobra with a full on scream. The guide shooed the guy away and comforted me. She even assured me that all the venom is taken out. I was thinking ” I don’t effing care, it’s still a goddamn snake!”. That image stayed with me for a good hour and I was still shaking. Stupid snake charmer! Other than that, we enjoyed this city.
tourist trap-our elephant safari was done on a private property.
All sorts of animals roam the streets of India
Didn’t know that fresh tumeric looked like ginger!