On the Road in Rajasthan (Jaipur, India)
A short video of my epic road trip from Jodhpur to Jaipur and then onwards to Delhi, where I caught a flight to Almaty and then Kiev.
I had asked to stop for a snack, for some fresh roadside samosas, so we had pulled into a local market in a small town between Jodhpur and Jaipur. I also grabbed some fresh bananas and salty yoghurt. In small towns in India, such as this one, it usually causes a scene for me to leave whatever vehicle I am in, so I generally send the driver to get what I need. I just look so different and so foreign, and my tattoos are such an attraction, people want to stop for photos with me and families throw their babies into my arms for photos, and young men try to get me to enter my phone number into their mobiles and such. I always dress appropriately for these sort of trips (covered shoulders, long pants or skirts) so that isn’t an issue, it’s just the unwanted attention I get which causes mass hysteria and difficulty in stopping quickly for snacks when I am in a hurry to get somewhere.
This is a typical small town in Rajasthan, 212 kms from Jaipur, and probably something like 250 kms from Jodhpur.