Thursday, May 22, 2008
Jaipur...Don't Let 1 Bad Apple Spoil The Bunch
1.City Palace guard 2.kids hangin' in the Old City 3.resident of the Monkey Temple 4.Monkey Temple guard(i love this kid) 5.Old City best friends
-Many of you , have already seen a few of these pics, but i never took the time to post anything about my stay in Jaipur, sooo... Jaipur, Rajasthan, The Pink City(so named for the overkill of salmon color paint), located in the desserts of western India, is a dry, sandy place, filled to the brim with hungry jewelry shops. This congested metropolis is the capital of Rajasthan and the home to India's oldest movie house. Jaipur is also typically a peaceful place, but when 8 serial bomb blasts struck the heart of Jaipur's "Old City", on May 13th, leaving over 60 dead, and hundreds wounded, everyone was put on edge... I know i was.
Though the blast occurred less than a mile from my guest-house, i was not physically affected by the attack. One of the places attacked was the Hanuman Temple, where i payed a visit just the day before.
Despite this rare occurrence, Jaipur is still an interesting destination, with much to offer, as well as a lot of beautiful people, and strongly recommend for any India itinerary!