Seeing the Rajasthan region through a plate of glass while flying itinerary-speed across the highway is a blur. It’s as romantic as the music in our driver, Kul’s car.
Drive by shootings in India : wishing I took the train
So you didn’t know India has drive by shootings? Well, it all depends on your ride and style of travel.
Our itinerary will be like a race. For photography, it meant doing drive by shoots. Bang-bang-bang-bang…
Delhi- Jaipur- Bikaner- Deshnok- Bikaner – Jaisalmer- Jodhpur !
We’ll be blowing through Rajasthan in a little under a week. It’s crazy. But that’s our schedule. It’s so that we can squeeze in some time in Nepal.
The desert landscape and passing villages are a blur and while I am excited about the newness of this all, I DO spend half of the time sleeping sandwiched between another body and the door, with my ass pinched tight into the back of a little Tata car.
Shitty idea to take this tour. I can’t help but feel annoyance and regret for not having voiced my dislike in a stronger way. It grates on me. Lesson learned.
No one wants to outright admit it for fear of feeling stupid, but we’ve been scammed into taking an Indian tour we didn’t want or need. We bought a tour from one of those scam tour agencies you read about in traveler forums. Having a driver was supposed to lend more time and freedom to our sightseeing. It doesn’t feel that way. Four people in a small Tata car is not comfortable. Myself, Regina and Dan (the biggest and tallest of the group) co-mingle sweat in a cramped backseat, while tiny Margaret assigns the luxury of the front seat with the air-conditioner. Time and freedom was Margaret and Dan’s push for the tour package over the local trains we planned to take. No freedom. No breathing room to roam.
Time? It’s been hours and I’ve been my ass has been welded one position. Why don’t we rotate? No one speaks up. I infuriate myself further by not speaking up… a truly useless Asian habit.
Don’t ask me the logic…
Either way, Margaret is Kul’s favorite, so it feels a little safe to keep her there, as we don’t know if Kul is trustworthy or if he’ll be the future aid to more scams . I certainly don’t trust him right now.
North Indian highways have all types of traffic
Rajasthan, being Northern India, is shrouded mostly in desert.
Sand, dry heat, arid landscape, farming … and camels.
The Indian highway is more interesting than western highways. There doesn’t seem to be any rules as to what can be on it. Bicycles, farm carts and (more…)