India Video

There a great many things to do, see, and eat in India.  Check out the song/video I made about some of the things I did.

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Terrifying Tigers

Isn't she beautiful?!
Isn’t she beautiful?!

The tiger jumped below the hill and it just kept walking. We went somewhere we thought the tiger would go. We lost the tiger, so our jeep rushed over to another tiger that we had missed earlier. The tiger woke up and its tail flicked. Some female peacocks flew up and away loudly. The tiger had caught a peacock. We couldn’t track it down anymore, but our driver got news of another tiger not too far away on the bank of the lake. We rushed over there. Everyone soon followed us. The tiger had jeeps in front of it and to one side with the lake behind it. One side was a free escape. It looked like it felt trapped. Then it saw the escape. As it walked along, it looked at us with hunger in its eyes.

Rajasthan for Real

Jodhpur - My Art Teacher Vijay
Jodhpur – My Art Teacher Vijay

We arrived in Jodhpur. We were tired, so we didn’t do much. One day, we saw the clock tower, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and did an art class. We spent hours at the art class, which was a huge relief from the commotion of the clock tower area. I painted a part of a weapon to go along with one of my stories, while my mom painted a blue elephant.

Jodhpur - Music Teacher
Jodhpur – Music Teacher

Another day, we saw Mehrangarh Fort. We later learned that the fort was one of the most well preserved forts in all of India and that it had been built by Rao Jodha around 1460. We learned that it was never conquered. My dad zip lined a zip course. It took a lot of courage. There was a lot of musicians, one whose music I danced to, and another whose instrument I tried to learn to play. We also saw a performance of mellow music and toured the museum in the fort. It got boring for me. Afterward, we rested from the long day in their hotel. As we headed for the dunes (visit Down in the Dunes) with our new Australian friends, the honking and fumes of Jodhpur started to stray away from our ears and noses.

Jaipur - Elephant Painting!
Jaipur – Elephant Painting!

Jaipur was pretty cool for me. On the first day, we saw the monkey temple, which was full of pigs, cows, monkeys, and dogs. We also painted and fed elephants. I painted a couple of flags and a smiley face. We all fed the elephants bananas. The bananas were like a treat to the elephants. That was my favorite part. I really liked it. When I said goodbye and hugged the elephant, I noticed that the beasts had very wiry hair. The next day we saw the amber fort, which I liked because of all the passages. We also saw some other tourist attractions, such as the Water Palace and the Hawa Mahal.

Bad Kitty

Pushkar - Cat on bed

One day in Pushkar, I had to do math, but I could play Goat Simulator for 15 minutes first. When my timer rang, I was going to do math. Then I realized that our room had no internet connection. So I got all of my stuff together, then I opened the door. There was a cat sitting right outside the door. The cat ran in the room, then jumped up on my parents’ bed, and laid down. I picked her up and carried her out of the room. She followed me back in the room and crawled under the couch. I chased her out from under the couch, then she climbed under my parents’ bed. I chased her out from under there, then she laid on my bed. So I picked her up and carried her far away before I put her down. How stubborn she was! The process repeated, but she came back yet again. It took five times before I could finally get out without having to hassle with the cat. Then I couldn’t find the lock. I found the lock, packed up, locked the door, and then the cat followed me almost all the way to the steps. When I got up there I tried so hard to remember the Wi-fi passcode. After I got connected to the network, it was not strong enough for schoolwork.

Down in the Dunes

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When we arrived in the village, a couple of boys hit their ball toward the camel I was riding with my mom. The camel sped up, but when mom told the kids to stop, the camel slowed down. Soon we got off. We hung out for a bit, then I wanted to play with the kids. There was another group of three Australians with us, too, named Paul, Megan, and Glen.

Backyard Batting
Backyard Batting

Later we played Cricket. I played with the kids and my dad, and occasionally Glenn bowled. My dad and I played like champs (not really). Once one of boys bowled from on top of his camel. Then we went on camel rides.

Silly me getting sandy!
Silly me getting sandy!

Our Australian friends headed out, on their way back to Jodhpur in order to catch a bus to Jaipur. We went to a dune for sunset. I had so much fun getting sandy. We spent about 15 – 30 minutes there. Then we came back to our hosts’ house and slept on their roof very comfortably.

Indian breakfast...yum!
Indian breakfast…yum!

The next morning I woke up at the peak of dawn, wanting to write down another one of my crazy dreams. Our hosts gave us breakfast, while their kids caught the school bus, which was actually a little white pickup truck. Breakfast was delicious. It was chapati and something else that was sweet. Before breakfast, my mom and I gave the camels, cows, and buffalo breakfast. There was a newborn calf and buffalo that were both 20 days old. We didn’t do much else that day, but as we road out on camels, the village started to get smaller and smaller.

The village
The village