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... people as we passed by.
We found our way back to the shops from the day before and got everything we both needed so we went back to the hotel and sat in the rooftop restaurant and had some lunch before the camel safari. No time for the butter chicken so instead I had the paneer butter masala which was the same sauce just with paneer cheese - it was amazing, the best curry sauce ever!
At 1.30pm the hotel,owner said it's time for our safari and also asked if we ...
Saturday 18th January 2014
- Another rough nights sleep on the sleep bus as it kept bouncing around, plus the locals were up most of the night shouting and playing music on their phones at 1am!. Bus finally made it to the Golden City of Jaisalmer at 7:45am. As soon as we got off the bus, we were instantly assaulted by hotel touts and tuktuk drivers. We managed to loose them eventually and found the hotel we were looking, the Golden City ...
... iconoclastic by western standards. The shower head protrudes directly out of the wall; there is no bathtub or other enclosure for the shower water, so the entire room gets soaked when you bathe. However, since there is no hot water, we have not been bathing frequently, so it all works out. The toilet seat also has a very unusual metal plate that protrudes forward from the rear of the bowl. Let us say it encourages you to be judicious about where ...
... it turned out pretty well:)
After Agra we were off to Ranthambhore. On our way there we visited the Fatehpur Sikri fort. What was really cool about this place was how when it was built they had integrated details and symbols from Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. The reason for this was that the owner, one of the Mughals, had 3 wives, one who was Christian, one Hindu and one Muslim. Pretty cool how all the religions were valued as high and equally supported, ...
Arrive Hotel Royal ( with swimming pool). Our driver Manoo has arranged with a local guide to show us round the fort and the local town. R200 so we will go with the flow. Thomas about my age, lived in Jaiseelmar all his life. His fort never been taken for a thousand years, but the hotels being built now, with additional water supply, and no proper services have caused erosion of the sandcastle that it's built on, some collapse has already occurred, ...