Just when you think you've purchased as many scarves as your suitcase will hold, enter a new pashmina shop and you'll discover it's time to break out that extra carry on bag, because "hey, silk scarves take up almost no room"!
We woke up to record-breaking cold temperatures today all over northern India. Breakfast was served in the colorful tent in front of the hotel and I wore the warm pashmina shawl my son gave me, but was sorry I hadn't also put on my wool jacket.
Jaipur is the gem-cutting center of the world, and to say there are hundreds of jewelers tucked amongst the city's lively streets would be a pitiful understatement. At the top of Jaipur's immense jewelry pyramid perches The Gem Palace.