Basant Vihar Palace Hotel
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... to eat and it just so happens to be a palace called Bhairon Vilas which is run by the former prime ministers great grandson. After freshening up we head off for our camel safari in the Thar Desert, just to get dirty again. We trek for an hour through villages and bush land then stop for some hand made bush tucker cooked by our porters. After lunch the other Australian girls put on some good tunes and we all had a lie ...
After another long day of driving through the plains of Rajasthan we finally made it to our stop for the evening, the town of Bikaner. Our hotel for the night was a very interesting and historic property, once owned by the royal family and used as a lodge for VIP guests. After the check in formalities were completed we were given a tour of the property, starting with the lounge and game room used by the maharaja. The first thing that stood out as we toured ...
... crisp fresh air and serenity was a welcome change from Delhi. Unfortunately, some wild dogs stole Susanna’s backpack and shoes and chewed them up real good (all for a measly granola bar). In the middle of the night I got up to use the ladies room (just a bush), when a wild dog appeared out of nowhere! I ran as fast as I could back to the little tent and shivered myself back to sleep.
The following morning, we were ...
... people and dogs and cows. There are camels, sitting, standing, still yoked in the carts' shafts or hobbled by their front legs. Then the smells of all manner of market activity- cooking, selling of vegetables, meat and live chicken stalls. Then there is the noise of market activity and people shopping and spitting and the detritus all this produces. It is fascinating to see and hear and smell it all whilst attempting to negotiate prices for fruit ...
... turned out good in the end and he drove me to the hotel in Delhi. I met my roommate, Justine from Canada and that evening, we had our first group meeting. We got briefed on the trip and a little about India. Then, we walked a shirt way to a restaurant for dinner. It was a very nice restaurant, although a little fancy and catered to tourists in my opinion. At that point, I hadn't slept for almost two days, having travelled for 30+ hours, so I went to bed.
The next morning, ...