Day 9 : Jaipur calling.
Reached the pink city after fixing AJ's flat tyre which occurred 35KM before Jaipur on the Delhi Jaipur Highway. Just near the entrance of the city, we sighted Hotel Madhav Palace. Checked in for Rs. 700 a night, but yeah, getting past through the reception was an ordeal. The manager had a list of interogating questions before checking us in the hotel. On a serious note, what I am about to write is just an experience. I dont have an opinion nor do I want to criticize about it, it was just an experience. We reach the hotel and this man first asks my name, then clarifies that it is a Hindu name, asks about my caste, creed et al. I had to explain that my ancestors used to be warriors and were very happy and content shoving swords up the enemies a@#. He takes my number and the bell boy comes to the room and asks me to give him a missed call. It was a very 'intelligent' way of finding out that I had given the right number. F#$%&* Morons. 1 million points for guessing why all these checks. It is because the Jaipur bomb blasts happend 100 feet away from the Hotel. I shall leave it at that, the journey continues.
Day 10 : Bikaner beckons us.
Its a camel in denims, its a desert jackass... no, its Venu Nair who has red ants in his blue pants. The desert tribes were wondering why on earth are 2 guys jumping about in the sand dunes for no sane reason. Well for us, this was the most sane way to react after seeing a desert landscape for the first time. This was enroute to Bikaner from Jaipur. Havent I put Michael Jordon to shame, only thing is he gets paid to slam dunk, and I pay to get this pic clicked. Its a mad mad mad world.
We left Jaipur early morning to avoid the blistering afternoon sun. Once you get out of the city, its 300 KM's of sun, sand and sweat. We drank tankers of water, our bikes drank more petrol than a Concorde would take to travel from London to Newyork. The heat sucked out very drop of petrol.
You wont believe how badly I hurt my feet. Try jumping like this in a kids pool, you can experience it yourself :-)
AJ was talking hell lot of time to click this pic. I had to pose for 2 minutes like this before the shutter of the camera could go off. Terrific balance and timing :-)