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February 25, 2011 Udaipur, Rajastan India

Written by GingerBlossom Published in

I'm sitting in the roof top restaurant at the Mewar Haveli, looking over the lake and the early morning sun is lighting up the white-washed buildings on the opposite shore. 

Last night was Bangkok and this morning is Rajastan - what a change.  Thailand's buy wrapped up nicely, and I think I actually have enough space on the container to throw in some stone pavers to finish a long on-going project at the farm.  Each shipment always has a few things that are my favorite pieces, and this one is no exception. 

Especially memorable items for me were five big, beautiful gongs, and a Shan Buddha from Burma, also these funny little teak water fall/bubblers and "the egg" table lamps. I wasn't able to get a room here at the Mewar this year, they are totally booked.  The Mewar Haveli had a complete restoration a few years ago, so it just ooozes with painted Rajastani charm, and the rates are very reasonable, but it also books up fast. 

My friend at the front desk did book me at an alternate haveli down the road, it is simpler, but still very clean and lovely, and my room's got a lakeside view.