Hotel Fort View
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... er, no. Dunno what everyone else did but it was almost empty with the staff walking around staring blankly in some kind of sand (or possibly something stronger) induced stupor. The food was pretty dire but one cannot really complain in the middle of a desert power cut.
After witnessing the power of the desert from afar, it was time to get up close and personal with our overnight camel safari.
I should, at this point, apologise to Matt for ...
Just a couple of photos at the beginning from yesterday which we forgot to load...... We had a lazy start to our second day in Jaisalmer...regrouping and preparing for our overnight train journey to Jaipur. The day began with a mist from the desert obscuring our view of the fort. The Indian Airforce appeared to be having a break from border patrol duties..consequently a quiet breakfast. We had our first experience ...
... were kitted with their saddles and off we went back to the mystery village. To our relief the ride was shorter than the previous days lasting about an hour. This time we also got to drive our own camels which was a laugh, applying similar principles to horse riding however pace setting was still very much up to the camel. Having reached the village we unmounted the camel and, due to slightly tender thighs waddled over to the jeep. We arrived back in Jaisalmer just after ...
" 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,
... Chai and snacks were offered and the dancing begun. I have been to folk dancing in a few counties now and I can say that in my view, this was the least contrived and most entertaining I have ever been to. Maybe an hour and a half later we headed back to camp where dinner was being prepared. It is very close to full moon so the sky wasn't full of stars, but the moon was beautiful. It rose at the right time and provided a subtle ambiance to the night. After a nice, but mild curry ...