The Day of the Fun, Bumpy Bus Ride

India Travels Day 12: The Day of the Fun Bumpy Bus Ride

We had to buy a new ticket to get to Jodhpur, know also as the blue city. Leaving from Jaipur meant we would go through a transformation from the pink city – Jaipur – to the blue city – Jodhpur.

Unfortunately we had lost a day (thanks to Dad feeling the strain of backpacking in India!). However our hotel owner kindly bought a bus ticket for us as a thank you for UK foreigners staying his hotel! I think that was due to the fact I had had a conversation earlier with his younger brother about my business, website etc so the owner wanted to stay a bit longer to talk about it. So we did and he said he could put me in contact with people who could help with the website. He also does photo metrics which could be useful. We left it that we would stay in contact.

Travelling in the bus wasn’t as bad as we thought it might be – Just very bumpy. Dad loved it due to reminding him of a roller coaster! We went through many different villages and communities and every time we stopped, children tried selling us food and water. I bought some water – the date expired in January… two months ago :(.

We got a tuck-tuck, the iconic Indian taxi to our cheap hotel. When we got out we saw Fabiana in front of us! Small world! Dad invited her for a drink and we exchanged email addresses, after a surprisingly chilled out evening (Compared to the normal hyperactivity of India).

Read more about our travels: either about our previous day, the amazing day of the exploring the Rajasthan desert and having a beer at sunset! –  or read about our next day – the day of the pleasant surprise in Jodhpur!

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