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This would be our second time taking an AC3 train, which is a tiny bit more run down than AC2, with the main difference being that they fit 3 beds into a space normally reserved for 2. We got the top bunk each time, which we were grateful for, but sitting up was next to impossible with the reduced room. Scheduled for a 530am arrival, we get in …
" I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
... supplies all uniforms, books etc and breakfast and lunch, this ensures a fairly high attendance level in schools. We thought they were fairly poor but there were a lot of nice shiny new bikes lined up, (much better than any of us had at primary school!) so they can't be too badly off. Another thing of note was there is a lot of wind generators around here, a lot weren't going today because it was too windy, although it seemed OK in the bus :) The other thing ...
... to tourism.
Tourism makes up about 75-80% of the jobs in Jaisalmer, from touts to streetside silver salespeople to camel riders to tuk tuk drivers. Some of these are migratory workers, others have inherited the old houses. What is fascinating about them is that they don't pay taxes for the property and have no real regulations about what they can do with the land they have inherited. Most of converted a floor or two to a shop, but others have changed ...
... Well small world eh!? We went walking for a bit longer and then Suban said "ok here you watch sunset yes?" It was 4pm so I said, ummmmm noooooo let's keep going, so at 5pm he said again "ok now?" So we succumbed but we definitely shouldn't have as we then twiddled our thumbs and fended off different advances from gypsy children trying to sell their wares in the form of bad dance moves and quakey voices. All got a bit awkward really. And an hour is a long time to wait on ...