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 ...
Left Jaisalmer and stopped by at Bikaner. It is still desert, but there is a little more green now and more people, of course. We are still on NH 5 , the absolutely brilliant road. The stretch from Jaisalmer to Bikaner is one of the best stretches I have driven in - lovely road, sparse traffic, straight as an arrow. Wonderful.
Junagarh Fort is right in the heart of Bikaner. "Juna" means old and "Garh" of course means home or ...
... 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 ...
Checking out of the Rambagh Palace was hard. The panic you get when you see how all those cocktails added up on the final bill was soothed by a pretty gift of the rather nice mirrored coasters that were by the bedside (which I thought briefly about nabbing) and a handwritten card thanking us for our stay, with the photo of our rose scattered arrival to always haunt us when we look at our embarrassed expressions.
Mr Devraj was ready to go so after our ...
... 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.
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