Update from Pushkar - Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Pushkar was great, but it started to get insanely crowded on
Sunday, so Im happy I left then. I can imagine that it normally
would be a very relaxing and laid back place. The lake in town,
surrounded by all the Ghats was really special. I might go back
here later to experience the peacefulness of the place, however
I say that I want to go back to a lot of places, so I will just
have too see what happens. I also ran into Eric, the Canadian
I met in Rishikesh. According to him a lot of the people we met
in Rishkesh where also here, although I didn't see anyone else.
I took about 8 rolls of film in Pushkar. I must have a hundred
pics of camels. They are being developed now, so Im very excited
to see how they will turn out! On Sunday morning me and some Swedes
I met (Olav, Maria and Caroline) got up at 6 am! and went into
the camel area to see the sunrise. It was beautiful.
Pushkar Lake seen from the steps at Sunset Cafe.
It is a lot easier to see sunsets though, so I think I will mostly
stick to them in the future. There is an excellent place to see
the sunset in town by the lake and believe it or not there is
a cafe called "Sunset Cafe" just there...how shocking....hehe....
where there are backpackers/travellers/tourists, they call the
cafes and restaurants stuff like Sunset Cafe/Sun & Moon Guesthouse/
and you also have a lot of God names, like Shiva Cafe, Laxmi Restaurant
etc...and every single place claims to have the best food in town/the
best view/best accommodation etc...and lets not forget the German
Bakery, a must in any tourist/travellers place. Sorry, I don't
mean to sound cynical here, I just find it all really funny. A
lot of the places are really nice though and if you want to meet
other travellers, its great to know where to go.
This week there is a Swedish Film festival in Delhi, so Sonal
and I are going to see at least one of them. Funny going all the
way to India to watch Swedish films :)