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Jodhpur, honey kulchi, lassi and toilet paper

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We have been in Jodhpur (the blue city) for 4 or 5 days now with another few nights to go. We are staying in a charming 6 story haveli complete with our very own mini verandah - overlooking the wonderfully imposing Red Brick fort that towers above us. The Haveli is the perfect antidote for this city and at R900 (£11) per night is amazing value and very romantic by anyones standards. Jodhpur, unlike Jaipur - pink city, is actually very blue. This is a rather impressive sight from our rooftop terrace and at night we can see the whole city lit up from the floodlit hulk of the red fort...

...While Charlie and I have explored most of the city, the fort, and also the impressive Umaid Palace (one of the largest surviving art deco palaces in the world) we have also both been very ill - this time with real Delhi Belly. Fortunately we are both on the mend now. After using about 46 rolls of toilet paper, and pouring as much sympathy as we could each stomach on each other, we have another three days to recover before our journey onto Mumbai.

On the plus side; we have discovered lassi's (creamy yogurt, curd and saffron drinks) - a real winner! We also discovered Kulchi's - honey, potato and onion style samosa's. Unfortunately we think that the two we ate were the offending culprits for our illness!

Ross and Charlie xxxx

Posted by charlieandross 00:31 Archived in India

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Hi Charlie & Ross

I said that the toilet roll you were given originally would become an item of real value.

You sound like, despite the Delhi Belly, you are enjoying a fantastic experience.

By amazing coincidence I have been reading about the Red Fort because a really good restaurant in Dean Street is named after it and I just so happen to be going there today, fully intending to try a lassis; I might give the Kulchi a miss though.

The real Red Fort in Jaipur looks incredible. When I go today I will be thinking of you.

I'm helping Nan get her wall map up and running this weekend.


Dad, Chris, Tom, Harriet and Nan. xxxxx

by John and Chris

We were sorry to hear of the severity of your tummy problems but every cloud has a silver lining, our shares in 'Bombay Bottiwipes Ltd' have doubled!! Do we sell now, or should we hold out? Seriously, we hope you're both over this episode as quickly as possible.
The new photographs are tremendous and the one of the three kids is a real delight.
We know the journey to Mumbai will be a bit of a slog but hopefully the experience will not be too onerous.
Stay safe, love to you both, Mum and Dad B xx

by vancoevorden13

Hi Guys,
Just a quick note to say that Oliver's first postcard has arrived - thank you!
We have read him the words and explained what the beautiful building on the front is. In years to come these postcards will be a great momento for him and also a perfect introduction to the geographical and historical treats that he has to look forward to.
Scott, Anna and Oliver xxx

by Scott Baker

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