|The ubiquitous Tuk Tuk|
|Indigo coloured buildings in Jodhpur|
India is pretty much divided into the north and the south. The northern people are fairer, have straighter hair, eat red tomato based curries and meat. North Indian women wear salwaar and kameez. In the south, people are darker, have curlier hair, eat yellow curries with coconut and rice. They are predominantly vegetarian, but they do eat some seafood. South Indian women wear saris.
Doing the tour with a group meant we had a guide who looked after us and knew the dodgy areas or people. Our group was safe for the most part but we did have a woman who lost her bag on a train. One of the porters brought her luggage onto our train and she turned her back to find a locker. Within seconds the porter had nicked her bag complete with passport, cash, medication, the lot.
And a week after we boarded that train there were bomb blasts right where we had been. Read more here.
Next week in - Part 2 - I will discuss food, shopping and the Golden Triangle and the following week in - Part 3 - I talk about temples, holy animals and the caste system.
For more on other travels, visit the Greenie archive page - on this link.
|One of these porters stole this woman's bag minutes after I took this pic|