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Sherry Ott  Coffee drinker, photo lover, nomadic traveler. Found at www.ottsworld.com Traveling non-stop since 2006...all photos on this feed are mine!

Even though it's the most visited destination in India, it's still possible to find some solitude at the Taj Mahal. Erin walked among the beautiful buildings at the Taj soaking it all in. #madetoadventure #bugsaway #exofficio #beintrepid #NieceProject #solitude #india_gram #tajmahal #indiatravel #taj

Every Indian home has one of these...a spice box. There are a set of essential spices that go into every meal. But be prepared...they pack some heat!
#NieceProject #beintrepid #india_gram #indiatravel #indianfood #spice #india🇮🇳

Today we arrived in Pushkar, where camels seem to outnumber people! This is the home of the famous Camel Fair in the fall. We missed the fair but Erin got to have her first camel ride. I forgot how big and gangly camels are. The hardest part is holding on when they get up - but once you get the hang of it, it's sort of like riding a horse - but only twice as high! We had a long camel ride out into the country side and then into town where they dropped us at the market! #NieceProject #BeIntrepid
#india_gram #pushkar #camel #indiatravel #Traveldeeper #camelgram #india🇮🇳

Cow sunset! In anywhere other than India you would think this was strange - but somehow it makes complete sense to have a grazing cow in a city sunset shot in India! #NieceProject #BeIntrepid #Sunset #pushkar #cow #holycow #india_gram #indiatravel #india🇮🇳

Today the ladies got a little special beauty treatment - henna! A young girl from the village near where we were staying came and did beautiful designs on our arms for a mere $4. These intricate designs only took her 10 to 15 minutes to do for each of us and they were all different. She memorized all of her designs and probably knows hundreds of them! Normally henna is a part of any special occasion in India - especially weddings. These will wear off in 7 to 10 days...so a fun little short term memory of our time here! #BeIntrepid #NieceProject #henna #india_gram #india🇮🇳 #indiatravel

@erin_ott taking it all in at the colorful City Palace in Udaipur.
#nieceproject #india_gram #udaipur #citypalace #feelingblue #madetoadventure #exofficio

This is what I call pure joy. The villages we are visiting don't have much - not even running water - but they do have a lot of happiness. These two boys we're practicing their English with me...but they were giggling more than talking I think!
#beintrepid #NieceProject #india_gram #india🇮🇳 #traveldeeper

The 3 Indian musketeers?! As we drove through the countryside yesterday I was able to capture these 3 friends on their motorbike. They slowed down and followed us for a while likely trying to figure out why a Jeep full of foreigners were traveling around their region! Everyone has been so friendly and genuinely happy to see us ( and sometimes bewildered). #NieceProject #BeIntrepid #traveldeeper #india_gram #india🇮🇳 #india_ig

India isn't just about cows...A little pig takes a dip in a puddle in Bundi.
#NieceProject #beintrepid #bundi #india #pig

We arrived in Bundi today which is known for their stepwells - water wells built deep into the ground where locals could walk down 3 to 6 stoies and gather water. They are no longer used and many have fell into disrepair, but there still are a few gems out there like this one! Thanks to my fellow @intrepidtravel guest, @hels11 , who was brave enough to walk down these steps for my picture! There are no railings and they went about 6 stories deep! #BeIntrepid #bundi #india_gram #NieceProject #india_ig #india🇮🇳 #stepwell #Traveldeeper #architectureporn #architecturelovers #steps

We turned it up a notch today in Jaipur! Our guide told us that the first few days he keeps the eating choices pretty tourist friendly as our tummies get used to India. However today we walked through the streets of Jaipur (something few tour companies would ever do as most just have you view the craziness from a bus window!) But we were on the ground in the thick of traffic, garbage, and the locals! He introduced us to some awesome street food today (Chai Masala, Lassies, samosas, candy, and more)! Of course - these are all vendors that he has used in the past and feels have a safe preparation of foods. But I love that we were able to get closer to the real India today a bit - because for me that's why I travel - to be a part of the culture, not just watch it from a bus window. I'm happy to report Erin and I are doing great...and so are our tummies so far! #BeIntrepid #NieceProject #traveldeeper #jaipur #streetfood #india_gram #indianfood #india🇮🇳 #pinkcity

The Amber Fort in Jaipur. Taken from the hall of mirrors where you'll find thousands of mirror tiles. It is said that one candle was enough to light the entire hall of fort because of these mirrors. #BeIntrepid #amberfort #jaipur #india_gram #india #traveldeeper

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