Friday, August 22, 2014
This was one of the lorry we saw on the so-called highway in India. Out of curiosity, we asked the driver what was the cargo. Have a guess?
Side note: Highlight the above space with your mouse for answer ;)
Friday, August 15, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Many moons ago, on a fine autumn day, I visited Nami Island in South Korea. I have never blogged about this because this was so long ago that that it would have any contribution of information to anyone and I probably don't have much to say about it anyway, so it would be photos after photos.
This was my first holidays overseas (Singapore don't count), self sponsored. Yes - I actually went to South Korea before stepping into Thailand. All the way back during the fame of the dramas of Autumn in My Heart, and Winter Sonata.
Side note: Reminiscing past holidays before going on another one ;)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|Unexpected view of India|
We had some spare time before dinner after visiting the City Palace, Island Palace (Jag Minder) and a garden, so we requested if our driver can leave us somewhere in the city and pick up us later. It would give us some time to wander and have a glimpse of Udaipur life, not just the palaces.
Our driver left us outside his friend's shop, we commenced on our little walk as he catched up with his mate.
|From the bridge, refer to above photo|
|Superior carrying things on head skills|
We then back tracked and walked along the river. It was interesting to find a cafe by the river.
|The bridge has some characteristic that reminded me of China, LOL|
|Stringed chillies, I think it was to ward off negative energy|
We then re-joined our driver and made another pit stop at a local market. One shall not look at the kids who said hi to you or you would be followed for the longest time till you made some payments or purchases.
Side note: I need to be less glutton :|
Monday, August 4, 2014
|Chicken masala, paneer, garlic naan and rice|
|My dose of masala tea|
After lunch, we were brought to visit one of the gardens. Our guide recommended Sahelion Ki Bari which is known as the garden of the maidens. On the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, this garden was built for forty-eight maidens meant to be part of the dowry of the a princess. The alternative version of the story was that this garden was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for entertainment of royal ladies and their maids of honour.
The pathway leading to this was lined with water spraying fountain, and we were told by our guide that the height of the water will increase if we clap our hands. He had this twinkle in his eyes that we thought he was making things up. Right after that, we saw a group of tourists started to clap their hands and indeed, the fountain was responded to that - just like musical fountain. All thanks to the two men below.
|The men behind the 'clapping fountain'|
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