This morning we set off walking to find some breakfast and eventually we gave up and were returning to our hotel. Someone picked us up in his rickshaw and drove us to MacDonalds. Never have I been so satisfied to have a bland veggie burger and MacDonalds coffee!
I am just so tired of hot spicey food!
Anyways this auspicious start to the day, prompted Jim to go off with a chap who recommended that we visit a licensed tourist information place. Now, I have an inkling, that these "chaps" are paid by the tourist information place, but despite that we met a helpful fellow who told us we were about to take a tour that would cost less than half from him. We cancelled our over priced tour and then planned the rest of our trip with this fellow. Jim really wanted to see all the sights in Rajastan, and we have a driver and car for the next three weeks so this will be accomplished without much stress on either of us. The quality of our accommodations will also be improved although as with anything it will cost more.
The rest of the day was spent sight seeing. We spent several hours at the red fort, a wonderful 17th century fort.
We finished off the day with some wonderful Indian food. Finally I found an Indian main course that wasn't spicey. I had some little dumplings filled with potatoes and paneer (cottage cheese) in a cashew gravy and Jim enjoyed his mutton.