Hotel Shreenath Palace
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... I suggested that we not buy any rock and Ikram (we have dropped the Mr. by now) said he would arrange for shipping. We're starting to have some fun with him. We stopped for lunch at a small restaurant run by a friend of Ikram, and we were the star attraction as many Indian people and families stopped to talk with us. Good fun. In the afternoon we stopped at a herd of camels resting by the side of the road and got a guided tour of them for only Rs50. ...
... gol gappa sellers. We wandered up and down as the night set in, exploring this very unique place. It is supposed to have some 5 view points looking out on to the town and the Thar desert. We came across a Durga Puja Pandal with not much fanfare in a street crossing inside the fort and couple of girls came around offering us Prasad of some sweets. Just as we were taking it all in we came across a gol gappa seller and we each had a round of gol gappas. Isha – my 5 year old daughter ...
As I woke on the train to Jaisalmer all I could see out the window was the barren desert landscape. We had definitely got the right train this time as we rolled into the desert city, we were definitely going the right way.
When we got off we saw a lad with a sign for our hostel, free pick up? This was too good to be true! We hopped on into his jeep and another man joined us that just happened to be the owner of the hostel, so after a bit of early morning chat and banter ...
... and beautifully furnished interiors, several of which are now museums. Jaiselmer was mostly just fun to walk around, though, as one of the places closest to the India of my childhood imagination with cows wandering the streets, women in especially colorful saris, narrow carfree lanes, and men wearing big turbans. It turned out to be one of my favorite places in India.
Jaiselmer is one of several places in India where bhang, a product of the marijuana ...
... about it. Every time the crows swooped in for an aerial attack the bats shrieked and flapped their wings in agitation. Poor buggers, I knew exactly how they felt. They just wanted to be left alone to enjoy a pleasant afternoon nap. I hoped we might witness a crows v bats dogfight but nothing further transpired. It was noisy, but nothing if not entertaining.
During our fort wander we’d had the opportunity to compare camel safari prices. ...