India: Day 4 (Part 2)

June 4, 2010

During the ride from Agra to Jaipur our driver definitely kept us entertained with his interesting command of the English language.  The following video is of us entering the city limits of Jaipur:

I mentioned in my last post that I had a “special date” awaiting me.  It turns out that one of my friends, Connie, whom I had met through Couchsurfing years ago, was traveling through India and our paths just so happened to cross in Jaipur.  Because it was terribly hot outside, we decided to first meet for some ice cream.  Once we were adequately refreshed and updated on each others worldly adventures, we went off on search for some jewelry!

After our successful shopping mission, I had to say goodbye to Connie already and wished her an extraordinary journey in Nepal, as she was headed there next.  Kristen and I decided to take our first rickshaw of the trip back to the hotel.  When I was in Thailand, I took a lot of these and I found them to be the best mode of transportation.  They were quick and cheap, plus they afforded a great view of the city.

Back at the hotel, I showed off my new purchases to our tour guide.  However, I mentioned that I was still looking for an unique piece of fine jewelry.  He said that he knew the perfect place and would take us there immediately.  The second I walked into the jewelry store I felt like a Princess.  I had about five people attending to my needs, bringing me fruit and chai tea, and the charming owner let me try on anything I desired in the store.  Trust me I desired a lot!

Unfortunately, I could not afford the jewelry in the above picture, but I did end up finding the necklace of my dreams.  Our tour guide then brought us back to our hotel and we invited him and his friend to dine with us in the hotel’s rooftop restaurant.

The heat had finally dissipated and it was the perfect temperature for dining al fresco.  I really enjoyed talking with our tour guide in depth about his country and hearing a native’s perspective.  At the end of the evening we were surprised with a fireworks show.  The best way to end a special day in my opinion!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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  2. Kyle

    Fireworks next to a rooftop pool, wearing a newly purchased awesome necklace, while conversing with a native about India…yeaaaah, I’d say that about sounds like the perfect night!

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    Just caught up on your blog. Amazing, Andi! Really, everything is so colorful and stunning. I would do anything for a jewelry shopping spree with you right now! I’ve lost so many earrings that I’m down to about two pairs. I’ve never been to India, which just may be why it seems so mystical to me. I love your blog!

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