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A holy city, very touristy

Dec 27 Bundi – Pushkar

Day of travel….and HAND!!!

Greetings from Richard,

The B team is writing, Carole has an infected finger, lingering from a Mesa cactus thorn she picked up at the end of October. It seemingly was better, but had flair up here in India. We made a trip to the local hospital, Mittel located in Ajmer, about an 11 kilometer drive from Pushkar. Annan, our car driver for this section of out travels, suggested this location. With a bit of trepidation, we agreed to give it a try.

Everything at the hospital went smoothly. Carole had a doctor consultation, followed by a thorough lancing and draining of the infected finger, wound care and a prescription for pain and antibiotic, grand total of 1,250 rupees, the outrageous sum of $22!!

Carole is sitting next to me as I write, closely supervising me.

Dec 28 – Pushkar- Destination for Indian tourists too.

Another B team entry. Carole is feeling fine, but when you see the photo of her bandaged hand you'll understand why she is presently typing impaired. We wandered the streets of the most quiet city we’ve visited to date, the most holy city of Pushkar. Less pollution, quieter and a nice change for us.

Pushkar is a most holy city for Hindu’s, and a site visited by many of India’s citizenry. It’s also vacation time for Indians, so we are definitely out numbered here. Kind of the Gatlinburg of India, only spiritual. Also a lot of former and present western 'flower children’ in this area.

Water colors

Water colors


The hand!

The hand!


Eating pokara

Eating pokara


The cook

The cook


Red powder for hair part

Red powder for hair part


Ladies in the market

Ladies in the market


Men in the market

Men in the market


Lady - 'stealth' shot

Lady - 'stealth' shot


More stealth photos

More stealth photos


Papaya and Fig Lassi - Yum!

Papaya and Fig Lassi - Yum!


More yummy food

More yummy food


Cool shave

Cool shave

Posted by CWalts 17:00 Archived in India

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