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Day 8 22nd of July

Our last day in Jaipur.

sunny 39 °C

We attempted to walk to the post office today as we needed to send items home that we had bought the day before and items we had brought with us but felt we no longer really needed. As usual we got lost and took a rickshaw to the post office.

We had our item wrapped and sealed which was a fascinating and extremely fast process. When we got to the wrapping desk the guy looked up at us and spent 10 minutes neatly putting things away in his draw before he attended to us much to our amusement. He took a piece of plain white calico and measured up our large bundle of textiles and bits. He then hand sewed the calico together in a fashion that’s so hard to describe but it only took him second to turn the calico into a pillowcase which fit out bundle perfectly. After the pillow case was sewn up holding our items he then stamped the edges of the parcel with a brown wax, we think to stop tampering. So Shirley and Paul in the post expect this strange looking package to hopefully arrive on your door, it should take a month.

For the rest of the day we mostly used the internet. Ollie and Nicola went off to find a shopping mall for a new experience and they came back with big smiles on their faces clutching a McDonald’s burger for me to try.

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In the evening we had dinner again with Nicola and said goodbye to her. At 11.57 we jumped on the midnight train to Jaisalmer that time in Air Conditioned class.

Posted by HepzOliver 23:41 Archived in India

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