Hotel Star Haveli
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... wander around the palace whilst half listening to the audio guide – skipping ahead where it just started to get to boring, yet paying lots of attention where it talked about the 500 year old statue of a woman lactating into a dove’s mouth….very odd! Even managed to get a $1 student discount – bonus J
Fortunately those guys were fans of skipping past the boring bits too so we all finished on time and got ...
... to spend the night in the mirrored room with shower and flush toilet.
The camel ride was quite enjoyable, as was watching the sunset over Pakistan and on the way back to the compound we saw tiny wild gazelles nibbling leaves, and peacocks, native to this desert, sitting in the tree tops. Dinner was a buffet of different curries shared with the eight other tourists who convened in our compound, washed down with cold Kingfisher beer and some live entertainment from ...
... the side bunks every time someone walked past they tended to slide the curtain open which made for a fitful night for the lower bunks. Our French neighbours alarm went off at 4.15 and ours just followed at 4.30, so just taking this brief gap to finish this bit. We decanted safely from the train and as instructed by the hotel made our way to the Refresh Cafe to meet our driver. Oops - no sign!! We hung around for a few minutes but ...
... break. Relaxing under the tree with a good breeze. Malou is preparing a great lunch for us. This guy could be in Master-chef!!
After lunch it is time for a nap.
Because the camels were unsaddled immediately after stopping for lunch, they are free to walk around then, Malou had to search for them. Three camels were of the horizon!
Walking further the sun was much more stronger then in the morning, so sunscreen and scarves made it better. Liters ...
Today was one of our longest driving days yet. We have headed farther out into the desert. It is very flat,dry and only a few shrubs to see. We still see lots of cattle, goats and sheep. There is also a lot less traffic heading out into the desert so our driver is using his horn less. Drivers here love to use their horns and our driver is no exception! After many hours on the bus we finally arrived to the view the yellow sandstone citadel of Jaisalmer. Our hotel is a beautiful ornate ...