Monday, October 31, 2005


The temple town that hosts the famous camel fair. It is a full-time carnival even now before the fair, pilgrims, holy men, greedy priests, the limbless and the young tourist crowd from France and Israel. We take a daily walk around the holy lake and shop in the shops that line the way, fending off the beggars, children and agressive sellers of everything. We've been blessed for a price and sprinkled with water from the lake for our karma.

Even with many western tourtists we still seem to be a spectacle. Men shake my hand and say hello... people stare and we say "Namaste". Women touch kari and check out her jewelry and sandals with great curiosity. Thankfully toilet paper, bottled water and books are plentiful here so we are content.



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