Hotel Moonlight Jaisalmer
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... br> continued to play music.
Sleeping in the desert
We ended the night by taking a camel car (camel pulling a flat-bed wagon) back into the dunes of the
desert. It was pretty cold out, maybe
40F or so. The sun had been down for a
while and it was amazing how cold the sand was.
I was wearing my new sandals and it was freezing my feet!
... guides took us to his home - shared by four generations, rabbits, dogs and newly born puppies - to have chai. A much more enjoyable, heart warming experience than the previous day's village. Before leaving Jaisalmer the following day, Carl was approached by an Argentinean guy asking if he wanted to play football, of course he said yes, and it turned out to be against the local police force at their living quarters. A few once in a lifetime experiences in two ...
... right good look. It was lovely, and funny, all at the same time but they are genuinely interested in you being there. You do feel a tad out of place and a little awkward sometimes but that's the way India has been. We were introduced to our camels. Mary's camel was the very well behaved rainbow, Oisin's camel was 'of age'. He was frothing at the mouth, roaring constantly and attempting to run after females any chance he got. He could sense females from miles away and ...
... checked in. Nightmare over, as this hotel is perfectly fine! We've just had a good meal at the restaurant on the roof in fact. My dish was quite interesting though, it had lots of almonds in and tasted like Christmas cake in a curry sauce (the marzipan). It was actually good!
A couple more Kingfishers and I think we'll sign off on our worst day so far, although the crisis has been averted.
... had fulfilled his promise and come to join us for the evening. Chai had been made for us over a camp fire so we enjoyed this before cracking open the rum and coke for the evening.
As the sun tinted sky changed through its array of colours the moon was also providing us within a show of its own at other end of the desert. It arose as a larger than life yellow ball on the horizon and slowly made its way into the night sky, decreasing in size yet maintaining it's impact ...