hello friends —
just a quick post to let you know that I have safely arrived in Rajasthan- in the north. I am in the holy city of Pushkar — which reminds me of Varanasi. It is a holy lake surrounded by ghats – and full of plenty of touts and scams… the juxtaposition of holiness and scam artists is amazing to me….
it was a long journey up here — but the difference is noticeable — from the look of the people (i am struck by the green and hazel eyes of many of the people here) to the food to the climate (i wore a long sleeve shirt for the first time in a month – it was cold this morning!) – I am in a different India!
I will stay here for a few days… drinking the amazing chai — the mixture of spices is simply amazing. This morning, I bought some chai from a guy on the street in a clay cup for 5 rupees. a nice way to start the day.
I have a longer post — but I just wanted to update you on my world.
love — aurora