The pink wall of Hawa Mahal is a landmark of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal was the first touristy thing I did in India. To quickly set the scene, I arrived in Delhi around mid morning, was chauffeured five hours all the way to Jaipur, dumped off my luggage, and almost immediately was out the door for some sightseeing. Just as I was in the mood to settle down after too many hours of traveling, a few other volunteers were leaving to go to Hawa Mahal. What’s Hawa Mahal? I had no idea. Maybe I saw it in my pre-travel research, but at the moment it wasn’t surfacing in my mind. I was tired, I was hungry, I was hot, and my jeans were sticking to my legs. But I wanted to see something. So I joined my fellow volunteers. I didn’t know them yet, and they didn’t know me, but when you…