Thursday, December 14, 2006

Nice Camel!

We’re in Pushkar, in the vibrant, western region of India called Rajasthan. Pushkar hosts an annual camel fair, so they show a good camel. There is a lake, bordered by a series of ghats (steps to the water), where monkeys and Brahmin priests (authentic and otherwise) roam freely. The Brahmin is considered the highest caste in the Hindu religion. The priests sit with you and privately dispense puja (prayers) for you and your family. There was something about reincarnation, and I prayed to come back as anything other than an Ass, because I've been there and done that.

Afterwards, a rogue monkey galloped up and shoved Heather, so that she almost fell into the lake. Fortunately, she regained her balance, but I do think it traumatized her a little bit. It promises to be one of her most memorable moments.


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