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Once again our driver couldn't get all the way to our hotel because of narrow streets, so we switched to a tuk-tuk just outside the gate to Jaisalmer Fort, the old city of Jaisalmer. Even then we had to walk the last bit, getting to the Victoria Hotel just as the sun was setting. The hotel is actually part of the city wall, so our room was within …
... a former teacher, who delighted in telling us how he had saved artefacts that had been thrown out as rubbish and he had "removed from the mouths of cows". The display included fossils, many musical instruments and textiles and actually answered a range of questions we had discussed.
Back through the streets we stopped at a sweet seller and again made a selection of one of each of a multitude of treats to try at some time with coffee.
... Do you know where this is going? Well imagine waking up in the middle of the night to see a silhouette of a hooded man standing over your bed. Let's just say I froze and I mean froze in terror. When I finally got my heart back to normal levels I looked up and saw two shooting stars, I loved that we didn't have tents and we just slept in beds under the vibrant stars. They were so clear and plentiful. And that my friends was Jaisalmer and the desert. Big ...
... uneventfully. As we neared Jaisalmer to heat started to rise and we slowly got redder and sweatier. Just in time for lots of locals to pile onto the bus and we as usual became a spectacle for all those on board.
As we hopped off the bus we were thrilled to find our hotel owner awaiting and a rickshaw close to hand, it really felt like such a novelty. The four of us squeezed into the rick with our huge rucksacks and off we went. We wound are way up the old ...
... the offer of a porter to carry hers. This was a good move as it turned out, as our train number wasn't displayed on the information board and we didn't have a clue which platform it was at. The porter knew where our train was, he didn't need the information board as he knows all the trains. Not only did he carry Gems bag onto the the train he also kicked out the cheeky Indians that were sleeping in our berths. No expensive private berths for us this time, we were in with ...