Today got off to quite a peculiar start. We were hoping to hire a bike for our last days in Udaipur so we set off into town to find one. Alas, it was not to be. A task made impossible due to the population of Udiapur still wretching in their pits after yesterday’s drunken antics! Another impossibility was using the internet. The explanation I was given had something do do with Holi powder and inebriated reprobates pulling the lines down! So, it turned out to be a quiet day for us.
In the afternoon we took a wander South, into a predominately Muslim area of town. Surprise surprise; Copious volumes of chai was involved! For a while we sat in the street (inches away from an open sewer and so covered in flies) watching two old hippies dancing to some fairly rythmless drumming. We were joined and given (more) chai by some elderly men which, as always, was a pleasure.
In the evening we did the typical Udaipur thing and settled down in an amazingly comfortable cinema room to watch Octopussy. My first ever Bond film (much fuss over a golden egg – I fear I may be missing something)! Tom somehow managed to misplace the room key and whilst turning the beds/couches upside down in attempt to retrieve it he found a skinned chicken! It had been buried under the pillows of the sofa we’d just been lying on! Cue lots of jokes about beastiality almost sending me into melt down! What a disgusting way to end an evening! It was quite funny though, in an extremely creepy way!