|Large Grey Babbler|
We then took a short drive to the local village to search again for Painted Snipe, it was like going back in time four centuries with the population living at close quarters with their animals. There was rubbish everywhere which was a real shame and the waste products poured down drains emptying into what was once a village pond. This is what Painted Snipe like apparently – it wasn’t as bad as last night and we did see several Painted Snipe!
|Our group not quite dressed for the occasion|
|Joy and I on the Princess Diana seat!|
Cameras were working overtime and we all took our turn on the “Princess Diana” seat to have our photograph taken. Two hours later we were running the gauntlet again of the traders, I was impressive, managing to give them a body swerve to the right, but this left Joy and June in the thick of it and I was left with a feeling of guilt for abandoning them, yeh right!
Then we visited a shop that the guide recommended, now I’m not one for shopping and I would say the rest of the group were of similar ilk. It was a little embarrassing as no one intended to buy anything, they offered us drinks and assured us that we were under no obligation to buy anything, they were really friendly and I felt a little guilty, I thought we were about to leave when they announced that they had some live music for us and three more rooms to visit!!!!!
|The Taj Mahal|