Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Camel Caravan

We are about to leave Rajasthan and head on to Nepal. There have been many stops between Delhi and this location, including the city of Agra and the beautiful Taj. Bob and I spent several days visiting small villages in this state. Our means of transportation was camel. Seriously! We stayed in a lovely hunting camp and would head out from there each morning to see what many call the "real" India. My camel and I made a quiet peace with each other - eventually. The camels were actually a more comfortable ride than the jeeps or wagons we also could use. We've had two other cooking lessons and been to visit local village schools. It is an eye opening experience. We've seen this before in other countries but it is always a reminder how fortunate our children are. Never forget to bless the womb that bore you. Hugs and blessing...Mary

30 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

You are simply amazing and wonderful . . . camels, really? Such adventure. Have a wonderful time in Nepal.

Fondly,
Glenda

matt gordon said...

is it ok that i am jealous that you get to see the Taj Mahal. that is one place i have to see before i die. i want to see it at night as well. a close indian friend of mine told me she once saw it on a full moon night and the reflections play tricks on your eyes. she said its almost like a mirage that makes it look like it is floating/hovering. incredible. enjoy it for me please

bellini valli said...

Sounds like you are having an amazing experience Mary. We hope to hear all about it when you return.

Foodessa said...

Your adventurous and tenacious ways with that camel serves as a great example Mary.

Great continued travels,
Claudia

Jenn said...

Wow..sounds like you are having an amazing adventure!

Gloria said...

What lovely Mary, lovely adventures I send you huggs and blessings, gloria

Ginny said...

Camels!! Wow, you are not taking the usual luxury tourist route, good for you!! What an adventure!! I have heard that they spit, you will have to let us know if this is true! I have been thinking of you and am so glad to read your update! I am always so thankful that I was born here, so fortunate not to have to live in many of the third world countries!!!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

That's saying something if camels are the more comfortable mode of transport! Goodness. Can't wait to hear more about your incredible trip. And see pics!

Croatian_Latina said...

I didn't realize you were overseas!!!! I haven't been to your blog in a while.

How exciting. I'm sure you are having a wonderful time.

Jeannie said...

Travelling with camels sounds like an amazing adventure indeed. Would love to see your photos of this trip.

JG said...

Using a camel for daily transportation, wow! I am enjoying reading your updates.
~JG

A Year on the Grill said...

so exciting... tel tell tell

Claudia said...

I love that you are travelling by camel and appreciate the sentiments of the post.

chriesi said...

Wish you a wonderful time!

The Blonde Duck said...

Still craving your warm black bean dip..have a good time!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Mary :)
buona giornata :))
Myriam

The Red Umbrella said...

Camels...Holy Cow!

Faith said...

Wow, what an amazing experience! I hope you're having really fantastic time, Mary!

Rita said...

I am so impressed with you travelling and on a camel and taking time to write to us...WOW!
Hope are having a great time.

Nina Timm said...

Having a dream vacation, Mary? Sounds truly amazing!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing adventure! We'll look forward to hearing details when you get back! I hope you learn many new dishes to share! ♥

Jen_from_NJ said...

Mary, I just love how adventuresome you are! What an amazing experience!

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness - you are amazing! I'm so glad to read your updates. A camel trek - now that beats anything I've read this week!

Susi said...

Mary all of this sounds wonderfully exciting. I simply can't wait for your return and the pictures you must be taking every step of the way during this incredible adventure!

Lori said...

I wish I could see a picture of you riding a camel. You are one cool dudette!

Joanne said...

I am so excited every time you post a recap of India! I feel like I'm living vicariously through you :P

Adelina said...

wow- I am sure this trip will stay fresh in your memory for a long long time! Enjoy- we have to be thankful the world is so diverse and interesting!

Marguerite said...

Wow, camels! How exciting and adventuresome! Please take lots of pics. Glad that you're enjoying your trip! Blessings, Marguerite

Marcellina said...

"Bless the womb that bore you"! That just says everything, doesn't it!

The Chef In My Head said...

Amazing, camels? Wow! I can't wait to see what you're cooking when you get back! ~LeslieMichele

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