Sunday, May 6
We're safe and sound!
...so far! It's Sunday in India, and our first official day on our own. Jonathan greeted us at the Delhi airport, and was our faithful host/guide all day yesterday. This morning we embarked just the two of us (on a local bus filled to the brim with people) and arrived in Jaipur today at around noon. It's about 38 degrees celsius right now, but we survived yesterday's 40 so we should be alright. Off we go now to find some cold drinks and fresh mangoes...which, incidentally are in season right now.

Last night we had the priviledge of being able to watch a Hindi marriage ceremony. We were allowed into the huge buffet (it took place in our hotel), and served by one of the staff. This morning we woke up to discover that the party was STILL not over! (Thanks for the earplugs, mom) As we sipped our "cold coffees" (Nescafe, sugar and milk), we watched the tearful bride say goodbye to her families.

More to come!

(by Jen)
 
posted by Mark at 5:00 AM Permalink


4 Comments:


At 6:28 PM, Blogger Don Ward

Great to hear you two are safe! Enjoy the tastes and sights of India. Stay cool!

Mon and Dad Ward

 

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Mark

I didn't get the chance to say so before you left, but, have a great trip! I'm jealous. Stay cool, y'all.

 

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Lorne & Illa

Glad to hear from you! What a great beginning to your adventure. Will be watching for new posts...Love Mom and Dad B

 

At 9:45 PM, Blogger Jordan

Wow... It's Mark.
I've updated by the way. That is if you are willing to ask me anymore hard questions.