A 31st Birthday in Pushkar

Another fascinating update from Helen’s Indian adventure.


I woke up late Sunday morning in my hotel bed in Pushkar. I chose to sleep in rather than take the optional excursion of a morning hike to a hilltop temple; sometimes you just need the extra rest after being on the go for two weeks straight.

Some members of our group knew about my birthday, but I didn’t expect anyone to remember as we had only known each other a total of 6 days at this point. Regardless, I got a few “Happy birthday” greetings, plus I knew we had a fun day in India planned, so I was already having a great 31st birthday.

I spent sometime in the market with C, another of the Canadian group members. We had a delicious lunch at a Lonely Planet recommended restaurant called “Honey & Spice”. Great food, slow service…whatever! It’s India, right?

Eventually, we made our way back to the…

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By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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