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... out. Jerra couldn't believe it either (some eye rolling here) but with some convincing, Jerra pitched in too. We enjoyed doing dishes (did I just say that outloud?) After stopping at the neighbours we went on for another hour tour until we reached some hills in the distance. The best view was from up there. It was really soft sand and pretty steep so we had to dismount and walk the camels up and down the hill. Good workout in the heat and the soft sand. There are ...
... where narrow alleys lead to bazaars selling vegetables, spices and Indian sweets, textiles, silver and handicrafts. This afternoon we will travel by jeep to explore a Bishnoi Village, viewing the local shoe makers, potteries, hand weavers as well as men in traditional attire and women wearing ancestral silver ...
... and there was one with a chair - for the French who couldn't sit on the ground - though balancing on a chair in a howdah on an elephant's back must've been harder than sitting cross-legged on the ground!
There were round tipped swords, which Sham told us, had been dipped in poison while being made - these swords were lethal forever, and all it took was one touch (not even a cut!). We saw the great Akbar's sword...it was almost casually displayed, with no additional ...
... and definitely worth seeing, though sometimes, we schlepped through them, just anxious to get back to our car and its air conditioning. Aren't we the spoiled tourists now?
Besides the ancient fort/palace in Jodhpur, we visited an interesting site, a beautiful white marble mausoleum. Here's a quick back story, as far as we could make out. There was a maharajah who had a beautiful necklace made for his wife, the maharani. Unfortunately, he ...
... they were using a makeshift kitchen to cook whilst repairs happened) before setting off to explore the fort.
I think its safe to say Jodhpur Fort is one of our favourite sites so far. You wind up the steep hill through the protective walls and numerous gates to the palace. It was so lacking in anything modern it truly felt unchanged and you could easily imagine how it had been. After a very hot and sweaty climb we took a tour of the palace. Clare had taken the offer of a ...