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We did not sleep well on the train because it was surprisingly cold. I was glad to be back on sleeper where its easy to smoke in the toilet. We arrived only an hour late which is good for Indian trains. Jaisalmer was a real surprise, a yellow bricked city in the desert, it was pretty and clean. On the train we had people approach us about hotels …
... and mostly unidentifiable. Somehow thought they'd be similar to home as we're still in the northern hemisphere but couldn't find anything I recognised. We stayed for about an hour then piled back into the jeep for the ride home. Interesting driving style - reversing at full speed to try to get up the dune. Couldn't make it so we got out and walked and Lilu managed to get the jeep up eventually. Arrived back at Jasmin very dusty and weary. - hot showers all round and ...
... scratch their backs. Not the easiest thing for a four legged creature, easiest way to visualise it is to imagine a game of buckaroo. Surviving the bucking bronco incident unscathed we set in search of the sand dunes. I think it's safe to say that camels don't provide a fast or speedy method of travel however it was good laugh. In order to reduce the amount of sand inhaled the dust bandits returned... Having crossed some mainly grassy plains with the occasional sandy ...
... calm, spacious and cool. We opted for 2AC which is second class with the novelty of air conditioning. Journey was a long 17 hours but we managed to sleep most of the way and were even provided with blankets for our bunk beds. Before we knew it, we were woken by the continuous call of "chai, chai, chai."
So we arrived safe in Jaisalmer and only 1/2 hour late.. After a quick scout of the city, we decided we only needed 2 ...
The drive from Gujarat into Rajasthan was one I was apprehensive of . The distance is not huge – some 500 km, but I have no experience of driving in a desert and would not know what to do in a sandstorm. I know that you have to take your vehicle off the road and hunker down until the sandstorm blows out, but I had no idea if my car would run after that - after all hatchbacks aren't build to run after getting sand all over their ...