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Khuri lies forty-eight km SW of Jaisalmer. After Judith and I had been quoted a taxi fare of 1,200 rupees (about £12), Nepal said we were being 'taken for a ride!' Instead, his friend from the village, the Khuri taxi driver would do it for 800. Moreover, as taxis were not allowed into the fort itself, Nepal would accompany us all the way to …
... experience. We each got our own camel to ride. The whole atmosphere of being on a camel out in the desert at sunset was fabulous. Part way through our ride we stopped and enjoyed a beer and took more photos of the camels etc. it was definitely a highlight on our trip. At dinner we were entertained by some wonderful Rajastan music and dancers. It was a great way to end our our enjoyable ...
... and far between;
- Expect being uncomfortable for at least 6 hours;
- Keep your eyes closed and avoid looking at the road, Indians drivers are crazy!!!
Arriving in Jaisalmer, the first thing you notice is the grand fort, which stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill in the heart of the city. Constructed from massive yellow sandstones, the fort reflects a tawny ...
... till 3pm, thinking we might have to spend a night here with the camels. When the bus finally came with its sandstorm chasing behind, all I was thinking about was a hot bowl of the instant korean kimchi noodle soup. Of which I had and costed me a bomb, but was a life saver even when it was bizarrely served with white rice on the side. Subconsciously I was breaking the monotonous curry selections for anything in a soup. And I was really lusting for meat. ...
... in that direction. As expected I was spotted and flight was taken prior to my arrival. What I was not expecting was this vast creature to take flight and swoop its huge wings and bright white body directly above me at a high of why could have been no more than fiver metres. Wow! This was so much better than sitting a ogling at another bird in a tree. I'd come close in Mongolia but this was my closest encounter and really a moment to remember.
On returning to the group ...