Dreams Do Come True: adi_totp in India #2

10

After spending an amazing day at Agra, adi_totp's In India story continues to the Pink City. The Pink City? Of couse, it's Jaipur! Say hello to Jaipur, the famous Pink City!

Jaipur

Taking an early morning from Agra to Jaipur was really hard because I have to fight with my tired eyes. Oh well, that’s the risk of travelling with a little amount of time but it was totally worth it! I arrived at 9 in the morning and it was so sunny in Jaipur!

Ali The Crazy Autorickshaw Driver

I met Ali ‘The Crazy Autorickshaw Driver’, sorry for using the word “Crazy”. I mean he’s really really enthusiastic and a fantastic autorickshaw driver. Also, he talks too much and talks about everything around Jaipur and that made me laugh so hard during my travel. That’s what happens when two crazy people meet! Yeah, I’m crazy and Ali is crazy too so we had a crazy time in Jaipur.

Traveling around Jaipur in an autoricksaw and Ali as the driver really really is an experience I will not forget. It’s fun when you talk with someone who is enthusiastic and talks a lot. First, Ali brought me to the Central Museum.

Central Museum

If you’re in Jaipur and you must go to Hawa Mahal. I spent hours in Hawa Mahal and indeed Hawa Mahal was a very beautiful palace. A nice place to relax and enjoy the street view of Jaipur.

The Famous View Of Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal

After Hawa Mahal, I went to Isnari and saw Jaipur from a bird’s eye view. WOW!

A View From the Top

But before I reach the top of Isnari, I have to walk hundreds of steps on the stairs. Totally worth it!

Stairs and Shoes

After walking hundreds of steps and taking hundreds of photos, I was hungry! So I went to this restaurant and ate alone. Good times!

Lunch!

A belly full of delicious food and the wind hitting my face, I was totally sleepy in the autorickshaw. Suddenly, Ali sang a song “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY AND EAT CHICKEN CURRY!!”, he totally nailed it! He sang that song all over again and I sang along with him through the streets of Jaipur. “DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY AND EAT CHICKEN CURRY!!” Now I realized the lyrics should be “Don’t be sleepy, be happy and eat chicken curry!!” Haha.. Fun!

Shots taken in Autorickshaw

After our sing-along, I didn’t realize that I have already reached Royal Gaitor. At that time, there was no visitors and I was the only one there.

Royal Gaitor

After that, I walked hundreds of stairs again to see the view of Jaipur. I forgot the name but I think the name is the Sunset View. Here are some shots!

Sunset View
On the way to the city from Royal Gaitor

From Royal Gaitor, I went down to the city again but suddenly…. Ali’s autorickshaw ran out of gas! That’s really funny! Why is that funny? Because we were joking around and talking about fun stuff then the autorickshaw just stopped! I wasn’t panicking but I decided to help Ali and push his autorickshaw, hoping that the autorickshaw would start.

Shots during the “Run Out Of Gas” Moment
Ali’s Autorickshaw

We just walked through the streets of Jaipur and suddenly came another autorickshaw.. It was Syafiq, Ali’s cousin. A autorickshaw drivers as well!

Ali and Syafiq

Since they are cousins, Syafiq let Ali take his gasoline so the autorickshaw could start again. It was a funny experience! “Don’t worry and we got lucky”.

GOOD TIMES
Autorickshaw Boys!

After filling the autorickshaw with gas, Ali took me around Jaipur, just sight-seeing the streets of Jaipur.

Streets Of Jaipur
Jaipur Junction

He dropped me at Jaipur Junction, the railway station. So I had a limited time but I managed to have these funny moments and it was unforgettable. Jaipur The Pink City and Ali The Crazy Autorickshaw Driver. So I made up these lyrics to sum up many moments in Jaipur.

“Don’t worry be happy and eat chicken curry!!”
“Don’t be sleepy, be happy and eat chicken curry!!”
“Don’t worry and we got lucky!!”

And that leads us to a classic line “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. Yes, you’ll be happy in Jaipur. Remember it’s Pink City not Pink Panther!

Your Lens Licker Friend, Adi

written by adi_totp on 2012-04-20 in #lifestyle

10 Comments

  1. clare_eee
    clare_eee ·

    This is awesome! :D The song and the rickshaw running out of gas... Definitely was an adventure! And seems like you met a lot of interesting people! I'm so jealous... haha~

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @clare_eee thank you very much! hahaha.. the song is really funny! Ali sing it as if he's a pro singer! Extremely funny! Haha.. Yes! I met a lot of people in Jaipur, its a great experience :D . You should visit Jaipur one day! The Pink City!

  3. clare_eee
    clare_eee ·

    @adi_totp :D you're welcome! you should've recorded it.. XD I wanna listen! haha maybe one day I will visit Jaipur~ thanks for the awesome article!

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @clare_eee hahaha.. I have to text Ali so you could the original song from him, it's quiet catchy and funny song! .. yeah, you should :D Hope you go there one day! you're welcome :)

  5. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    jalan2 sendiri yg ga kerasa sendirian ya di? ayey!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr AYEY!! Bener no! Nagih loh nagih! Mesir lah kita!

  7. neja
    neja ·

    Very cool!!!

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @neja Thanks Julija ;D

  9. grazie
    grazie ·

    Jaipur is a dream for me :)

  10. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Bahaha kebayang itu lagu chicken curry kalo di Bandung don't worry be happy eating sambal tarasi =)

More Interesting Articles

  • Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2015-01-07 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!

  • Then and Now: Master Model Builder Crafts Picasso's 'Guernica' Out of Lego Bricks

    written by chooolss on 2014-11-20 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: Master Model Builder Crafts Picasso's 'Guernica' Out of Lego Bricks

    It's really amazing how simple plastic bricks can be assembled to create or, in this case, imitate works of art. Have a look at Veronica Watson's rendering of a famous Picasso painting using Legos after the cut!

  • Then and Now: Sungseok Ahn's 'Historic Present'

    written by chooolss on 2014-05-29 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: Sungseok Ahn's 'Historic Present'

    Seoul, South Korea is among the most progressive cities today, famous for its innovations in various fields and being hailed as the most connected city in the world. But have you ever wondered how certain places looked like decades ago? Have a look at Korean photographer Sungseok Ahn's fascinating series after the jump!

  • Shop News

    DIY Camera for Less!

    DIY Camera for Less!

    You can now have the Pinhole Art DIY 135 at 40% less! Start setting up your own camera, shoot in 35mm format and get those soft-focused wide-angled images.

  • Lomography x The Photography Show

    written by gise11e on 2015-02-20 in #world #news #lifestyle #locations #events
    Lomography x The Photography Show

    Lomography UK are excited to announce we will be at the Photography Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham on March 21st - 24th. Come by and say hello! There will be workshops and you’ll also be able to test out the newest addition to the family; the Petzval Art Lens. As well as Lomo’Instants to play around with. Read on for details about our workshops and how to get tickets for this exciting event.

  • Win Tickets to see Finding Vivian Maier documentary!

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-07-17 in #competitions
    Win Tickets to see Finding Vivian Maier documentary!

    If you are a true photography fan you would have heard of Vivian Maier, a mysterious nanny who took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered by chance decades later. "Finding Vivian Maier," the film which documents that discovery and pieces together Vivian's story, opens in UK cinemas this Friday. We are offering one lucky person a pair of tickets to see it at the Curzon Victoria in London on July 24th. Grab your chance to win tickets after the jump.

  • Flaring Lights for the 4th of July

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-07-26 in #lifestyle
    Flaring Lights for the 4th of July

    What better way to spend your 4th of July than at an Americana Rockabilly event, equipped with your vintage-style all analogue 35mm LC-Wide? Let us show you why the Rockabilly Night Market, hosted by Dances of Vice, was our American dream for that once-a-year awesome night in July when we celebrate all things American.

  • Shop News

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!

  • Explore: Dublin, Ireland

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-15 in #world #locations
    Explore: Dublin, Ireland

    The Luck of the Irish is coming our way in a couple of days' time, so today, we encourage our fellow lomographers and intrepid travelers to explore the home of the St. Patrick's Day celebrations: the island of Ireland, and Dublin, one of its famous cities!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • 'Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna' by Jeff Phillips

    written by chooolss on 2014-09-03 in #lifestyle
    'Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna' by Jeff Phillips

    With the help of social media, Chicago-based photographer Jeff Phillips was able to learn the identity of a couple that starred in the thousands of Kodachrome slides that he had chanced upon at an antique shop. Find out the fascinating story after the cut!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Photographer Documents Her Family's Loss With a Surreal Photo Series

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-23 in #lifestyle
    Photographer Documents Her Family's Loss With a Surreal Photo Series

    It was supposed to document a different unfortunate event in her family's history, but a photographer's intriguing photo series ended up as a means to cope with their loss and a tribute to the family matriarch. Find out the story behind the series called "The Saddest Day" after the jump!

  • Skate Spots Around the World: A Skater and his Shadow

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-07 in #world #locations
    Skate Spots Around the World: A Skater and his Shadow

    While walking in Como with my Praktica camera, I found a young skater at a square in my city. After having chosen an elevated position on an overpass, I mounted my 85mm lens and played about with his performance and his shadow. Check it out after the jump!

  • Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    written by odio-et-amo on 2014-09-10 in #lifestyle
    Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.