I woke up too early and I’ve been tired all day. I walked out the door of the guest house at about 6:20, in the dark with not a tuktuk insight! I started walking and it was probably 10 minutes before one showed up but he wanted way too much money. It was only a 24 minute walk from start to finish so I carried on. Soon another man came along, we bartered and I won so he took me to the bus. I was plenty early which was fine.
The bus looks old and beat up-
was comfortable. I’m glad I have my own blanket because none was provided and it was chilly. It was a 6.5 hour trip. There’s an altar with incense burning on the dash-
There was no toilet but we stopped often enough. At one stop I bought, what I thought was coconut milk, but it was buttermilk - curry flavoured. Hey Zeus Chris Toe! I just about puked.
Along the way-
Weird landscape and it changed back and forth so quickly.
She was lighting a fire on her front step. We have no idea what these people’s lives are like-
Once in Udaipur, I was dropped off almost 5 km from the Shalom Backpacker Hostel where I’m staying for 3 nights. The bartering began- it’s so tiring, but eventually we agreed. I paid too much but whatever. Tonight I’m in a 6 bed dorm - I’ve got a bottom bunk! with 3 brothers from Indore. I pulled my Dad and said - is that close to Outdoor? Ha ha, they said and thought - what a loser.
The terrace is fine at Shalom but the one next door looked better so I went there for lunch. The view of Lake Pichola and a “palace” that’s now a hotel-
Nearby is Ganguar Ghat (Ghat means stairs) but there are only about 5 leading down to the water. The entrance-
Another nice building next door with many pigeons-
and along the shore-
It was a lovely warm day but I was so tired. I went looking for a beer store so I could sit up on the terrace and relax.
Along the way - the bridge leads to the other side of the lake-
Just a random temple along the road-