Hotel Killa Bhawan
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The golden city: hot, windy, dusty, loud, dreamlike, traditional, friendly, picturesque, romantic, luxurious, historical, adventerous, sandy, colourful, delicious, educational... We spend 2 days in the fort of Jaisalmer, in the most amazing honeymoonsuite that made us feel like Maharajas ;-) with a balcony overlooking the fort and the town and an …
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was really impressive. It is a great way
to get across this difficult terrain with little effort so I can see why they
have been used for transportation for so long.
We watched the sunset, and of course we got harassed to buy
things and give money from a handful of people, but it was nice and relaxing
... we reached the sand dunes, watched the sun set, and scraped our plates clean of another delicious meal around a camp fire. Our cosy bed which was a thick blanket - kind of like a mattress topper - on the dunes with some more blankets to keep nice and toasty. The stars lit up the whole sky whilst shooting stars flew past. Stupidly I had a sleepless night worrying that the howling wild dogs were going to come attack us, I was hiding under my blanket ...
... touristy things but we did see another fort, a Haveli, the town lake and we visited a famous lassi shop. Before we reached the lassi shop, we saw a jeep coming our way with the biggest set of speakers we had ever seen. The music was deafening. A group of men were following the jeep dancing, then women and then a terrified looking young man on a horse. Wtf!!? We found out this was an engagement party (see photo). The poor lad on the horse is the groom to be and he ...
... good fun though and we both relaxed a little bit towards the end.
After taking in the sunset out on the dunes we returned to the camp and watched the performance, accompanied by some Kingfisher beers. It was better than expected and so was the food, which there was loads of. We managed to get some decent camel photos, I'll try and get them on tomorrow. Tonight we're tired and again the WiFi isn't great.
A much better day than yesterday.