Udaipur

After breakfast we found a moneychanger and then ambled through laneways to the royal palace. This is probably one of the nicest palaces in India, full of extravagant rooms and displays of the Mewar dynasty’s artefacts. Explored the many rooms and courtyards of the palace before wandering off to have lunch at the Lotus Cafe,…

Bollywood review – Three Idiots

Watched this for the 2nd time as it was on World Movies and the last time was on a really bad DVD with crap subtitles. Enjoyed it much more when you know what they are really saying, especially the famous “bad Hindi” speech. The movie is based loosely on Chetan Bhagat’s book Five point someone,…

India Part 4 Bundi – Udaipur by Maruti

Our Maruti arrived about an hour late, piloted by a grumpy driver. We hired the car for 4000 rupees the day before from an agent in the square near the elephant statue. Interesting drive through well tilled farms, many with rock walls separating the fields. Turned onto the freeway at a particularly rocky place that…

Bollywood review: Game

Ordinary thriller only made watchable by the great shots of Istanbul. Abhishek spends the whole movie playing with his sunglasses. Songs are instantly forgettable. Don’t know what else to say, really! 50/100

2 Americans go to india

As I’ve stated previously I can’t handle most American travel writers. They seem to spend more time writing about themselves than where they are. Paul Theroux does this to some extent to but at least he is funny in his grumpy way. However I’ve found a couple of writers that do a better job than…