Sunday, November 29, 2015

Early morning at the trainstation in Pushkar

is not so full of colours or life apparently
usually it's hectic, busy and chaotic around a train station 24-7 in India 
not here because there haven't been any trains coming or leaving Pushkar since they built the station
( 2 years ago ! )
but we where told that from that day ( last monday ) there will be daily trains from Ajmer,
which is about 10 km away by car,
one to Pushkar in the morning and one returning to Ajmer in the afternoon !

 we where told that the sunrise would be at 5.52 but guess what ?
yes, it was about 7.15 when we finally saw that sun coming up behind the mountains
it was beautiful though and 
 I did have a great morning with my new friends

seems like they spell Pushkar a little differently....Pukhraj

an almost quiet fair ground...almost with the exception of  the mosque calling out for prayers

"here comes the sun little darling"

it was us, these three dogs and

some children

three happy early birds: Anke, Lara and MiDo

Friday, November 27, 2015

A morning ride around Pushkar fair

part of our package was a two hour camel ride to and around the fair grounds
so after breakfast these guys where waiting for us

my Kizna...

it was actually a pretty cold morning after a cold night in the desert

for those of you who haven't been on a camel I can tell you that they are big animals,
long legs !
and you have to be prepared to lean back when they get up or lay down

I did get a good view from up there....or a different view of the fair grounds
just tricky to get any good pictures since the camels do move,
the ships of the desert move a little differently 

" this field I'm walking tomorrow morning "

it was quite amazing to see all these young camels in one field
we did miss the camel race though....but I'm not sure there was any because I couldn't find it in the program...would have been fun to see !
well, I guess I just have to go and visit my friend Kathy when there's a race coming up in Abu Dhabi, Oman or Dubai.

if you wonder if I got sore after the ride ?
I did...but not to bad

enjoy your cozy Friday dear reader

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Colourful women at Pushkar fair

thought I'd show you some of the colourful women I met at the fair in Pushkar
it's like a colour explosion
so far from the black and white Sweden I come from
but then we don't have any desert where we need clothes that stand out to be seen

pink, white, coral and purple arm bangles for these happy married ladies

wow ! just look at that necklace and headpiece

seemed like the women where in charge of getting new tools

in the making for selling

selling food for the cattle

such cute feet

morning snack...sugar cane

in the stadium while we where waiting for some performance I met this happy crowd
(had to use my flash so the pictures are what they are.....)

encounters I will never forget

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Encounters at a watering hole in Pushkar

I just got back from the worlds largest camel fair 
 that's held every year in Pushkar, Rajasthan
over 25.000 camels are exchanged
but also horses, cows, goats and sheep are sold
going to the fair has been on my Indian bucket list ever since I moved here
now I need a couple of days to gather my thoughts, 
look at all the pictures 
and try to get all the sand and dirt out of ....
well, everything I had with me 

I hope to show you many more pics from Pushkar
hopefully there's some good ones on my memeory cards
I guess I better get started .....
see ya'