Dizzy Izzy & Ernst

Dizzy Izzy & Ernst
Dizzy Izzy & Ernstl

Thursday, 3 January 2019

In and out of Bikaner ...

Bikaner itself hasn't got much to offer - but the fort is beautifully preserved...




oh, and there are dromedaries everywhere ...



... and miniature artists that can make even my scruffy fingernail look pretty!


About 30 km away, there is a very special type of temple, one of a kind... not for the faint hearted!




just outside the rat temple - Ernst feeding biscuits to s holy calf - how sweet!!

 

Bikaner


on our way to Bikaner, we stopped in a small village where a lot of migratory birds spend their winter, as the locals feed them ...



 

the water was very dirty, but the birds were not too bothered ....

we then arrived in Bikaner and went for a quick tour of the market and its "delights" ...




the small gipsy girl was simply amazing ...


this man is the local dentist - no jokes!!

 

New Year's Eve - a lot of dancing going on ...



... and of course Ernst joined in ...






Monday, 31 December 2018

Jodhpur

We have the most amazing hotel in a magical location ....


... the Clock Tower and the crazy market are just around the corner ..

 
 ... and so are the most important monuments ....



 

 
Ernst fell in love with the spiciest samosas in town ....
 


... and I with the Bishnois ...





We even ended up dressed up like them!!

 

Ranakpur ...

... Jain temple and much more ...






... I don't know why but we are constantly asked to take pictures by the locals ... although they look so much better than us!


At a motorcycle temple (yes, there is such thing), I managed to take these two beautiful pictures ...



And what about this ancient but very effective way to extract some water in a desert environment??

 

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Udaipur - the white city ...

... the City Palace, the gardens and especially the Pichola Lake ... such a charming city!














not to talk of a temple full with holy men and ... kamasutra inscriptions!!