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After posting a number of photos from Lofoten, I wanted to change course and post something the exact opposite - cold to very hot.

And it doesn't get much hotter than chilli peppers!

We searched a long time for this chilli pepper farm. Technically the closest largest city would be Jodhpur, but its exact location is in Osian, a small town about a 30 min drive away. It was very hard to find, but we got there with a determined Taxi driver.

What's really interesting is how dark and grey looking the chilli's were. Perhaps its because they're not cleaned yet and they're covered in dust and dirt? I guess when we purchase them in stores they have more of a shine to them.

Also, we learned that the ladies collect and sort the peppers into 3 categories of piles. From top grade to the lowest grade.

I've included a WS photo of what the men do on the farm. The ladies sit and sort, the men stack the peppers into large bags and stomp on them to pack as many in as possible - you'll see that in the photo.

Hope you like this one

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