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Octopussy and the temples of Pushkar

From Jaisalmer, we headed to Udaipur. Udaipur is a city of around 400,000 people that lies adjacent to Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola is a stunning lake filled with small islands where opulent hotels are built on top of them. Udaipur is where the James Bond movie, Octopussy was filmed. It seemed that every tourist restaurant showed the movie nightly and of course just like every other tourist I watched it as well. On a hill overlooking Udaipur is Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace. My friends and I took a rickety rickshaw up a winding road to the Monsoon Palace. We were greeted by stray monkeys and other tourists but we got a delightful view of the city and the setting sun. Udaipur was a beautiful and relaxing place to visit.

From Udaipur, I ventured to the town of Pushkar. Pushkar is home to the holy lake of Pushkar which is surrounded by numerous ghats or baths on the lake. Pushkar is a small towned filled with guesthouses, shops and both India and Foreign travellers and it is home to hundreds of temples. I spent my time there replenishing my book library, drinking chai, reading and hanging out with some friends and but mostly just taking it easy.

Posted by ejgalang 02:49 Archived in India

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Michelle and I just went and saw the new James Bond movie. Any movie that has gambling, hot chicks, and lots of action is good with me. Lake Pichola sounds very cool. Any time I think of a lake with an island, I think of Big Bear with that one little house built on the island that is close to the dam. Speaking of Big Bear, we just received our first sprinkling from the latest storm. I am determined to strap in and get at least one day of snowboarding in this year. I am sad to say that last winter I did not go once. Sounds like things are going peachy except for some occasional Amodium AD. Your seat is still reserved at cards.

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