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This morning was spent organising to post the 12kg (!) of embroidered bedspreads Hannah had bought back to the UK. Packing it was a bit of an odd situation as the postal worker guy walked us through the back, into a garden area and then we sat in a shed with him for 30 minutes whilst he sewed all the packages into one big bag ready to be shipped – although we had to pay for this it ...
... a rough circle of 100 bastions joined by crenelated battlements and perched on the top of a large sandy mesa. There are trees and houses within the castle walls and the whole structure is surrounded by a ramshackle city made of the same yellow sandstone as the fort. Jaiselmer is known as The Golden City and it truly is something out of the realms of fantasy.
Ravi drops us at a golden sandstone hotel of medium quality, where we wait for check-in on the rooftop ...
... with a money changer. All very simple in reality. He arrived at hotel..we gave dollars..he gave rupees..no receipts, no forms..good rate. Lilu took us by jeep into the city, organising stops in order to master the intricacies of the ATM and a top up for the Vodaphone. The three Ma'ams continued to be treated courteously. People continued to stop and ask for photos with us. On the advice of Jitu we ...
... and we were greeted by Amor. Even though it was 5:30 he was full of the joys of spring and gave us a very enthusiastic welcome, he took us to our hotel and showed us to a room we could get some sleep in until our room was ready.
Jaisalmer is known as the 'Golden City' and when were on the roof having breakfast later that morning we could see why, the whole city looked like it had been built from sand! From the rooftop we had great view of the fort (yes, another one)! ...
... touristy town close to Pakistan border and close to Thar Desert. You can also see the military outposts, BRO (Border Roads Organization) etc in the outskirts. It is called the Golden City because almost all the buildings in this place are built of sand stone which gives it a golden appearance in the sun. The fort is at a good elevation and towers over part of the town. When you start approaching Jaisalmer you can see the drastic change in terrain…trees reduce to thorny shrubs, ...