06.11.2012 - 06.11.2012
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First stop today in Udaipur was the minuture art studio. We learnt about where the different colours of paint are sourced from and the different mediums that can be painted on. And we all had a picture painted on a fingernail!! Incredibly detailed!
Upstairs from the art studio, we went to watch a cooking demonstration. Jo had a go at making samosas and chapatis. I was too scared to join in owing to my horrible cold (I've lost my voice)...I didn't want to spread it to anyone else! And then we ate...yum!!!
After lunch we went back into the studio where Jo had henna done on her hand and foot...beautiful. I thought my skin might react to the dye (I've already had to give up a bracelet I bought in China because it gave me a rash) so I instead had all my nails painted with minature pictures...Mr Taj, Taj Mahal, Mrs Taj, Lord Ganesha, Freedom Bird, Peacock, Camel, Elephant, Horse and Lotus Flower!!
Then onto the palace. We'll admit, we did get a bit bored after a while of being in there...it's huge and operated a one way system so we had to walk around the whole thing!! The views and the stained glass were pretty though.
Dinner at a local restaurant was yet again delicious. And they had sheesha! So after dinner we sat down outside and had a smoke (is it called smoking?). It was apple flavoured and actually tasted really good. Neither Jo nor I had tried sheesha before but we're now avid fans!!
4am wake up call tomorrow morning so bed by 11pm!!