Rathambore & Nahargarh

Dudes holding on to the back of a jeep

Moving the camels

Check out this ridiculous hotel, Nahargarh, an imitation of a maharajah's palace...

This musician played in the courtyard and would say hello and how are you to me in Hindi several times a day.

Members of our travel group relaxing with some chai after bumping around on the safari.

Decorating the hotel grounds with marigolds for a film shoot.

Here is our group preparing to leave our hotel for the Rathambore Tiger Park, in which we never saw a tiger. Our group leader Anurag speaks at the front of the jeep. In the background, a television series was being filmed on the hotel grounds.

In Rathambore Park, a monkey poses with ruins in the background.

There were ruins everywhere in the tiger preserve. And there was a huge old fort on top of a large mountain, where monkeys swarmed the walls and broken-down structures.

In the jeep, my dad is reflected in the rear view mirror.

Here's an attempt at writing a note to myself on my hand in Hindi. Dak ghar or post office it says to remind me to get stamps. This proved to be fun as the next day small kids at the school we visited were reading the text on my hand and asking me why I had "post office" written on the back of my hand. (And men of North India often have the Om symbol tattooed on the back of their hands.)

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