Basant Vihar Palace Hotel
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... Rose signalled to him that she wanted three carrots. The seller bought them over but didn't want any money for them. He sat back down on his stall put his hands in a praying position close to his chest and gently nodded. Rose got a little 'emosh'. Miraj pointed to a lady in a burka and said, "this lady is Muslim, she buy cauliflower." We tried to hold back the giggles so as not to offend him but he continues to tell us random things. We visited a temple ...
... for some good photos which kept Martyn busy. We waved goodbye to the father camel rider who took his camel home along with a generous tip from us. As the sun went down we set up a make shift bed with blankets and settled in for a beer. As expected, we were taxed a beer by one of the camel men who, under his fathers restriction, had clearly been gagging for a beer all day - it didn't last long! Babu started to look for our rum but couldn't find it as he had lost ...
... rows of free food stalls offering every sort of Indian food and drinks. Everyone was colourfully dressed and screens showed what was going on at the wedding itself. The huge stage was now empty of entertainers although local dancers were performing in the tower above the hotel while fireworks burst endlessly in the sky above our heads. We were a bit shy about being there and wished later that we had partaken of some of the lovely foods we had seen. Thus ended a very unusual ...
Belly not in Delhi
Another long journey ahead today began with the 10am train to Bikaner. Considered a least popular route on this side of Rajasthan, the only option for train seat is the basic second class carriage with stiff upright bum throne, for only 95 Rs. This supposedly 5.5 hours journey unfortunately rolled into a 7 hours bum wreck. And hey hey my belly was no longer in delhi anymore!
Forgotten Stretch of India
Only 30 mins ...
... The Thar is fairly moist as deserts go, so the landscape is more one of scrubby grassland and thorny shrubs that allow for grazing than barren rock and sand of those of more extreme aridity. The straight highways of the Thar are also home to what must be India's most suicidal cows; I wore my seatbelt the whole way because of frequent slams of Sura's Breaks to avoid cows with a death wish.