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... nothing around for miles. We explored the dunes which is ridiculous really as they all look the same, change that to we "played" on the dunes. I took some slow motion video which I will include here. Just goofing around really and shaking our heads incredulously, "are we really in a desert in India?" We got called back to camp like children and had our snacks and then we heard the clinking of bottles in a burlap bag coming our way, " Ice cold beer!" ...
... room was beautiful one of the nicest and cheapest we have had in India. the yellow bricked fort and the view of the town and then the desert was excellent. We explored the fort full of pretty lanes while shopping at the same time. I bought two tops and Kirsty bought a few. While she was shopping I looked at a boys stall selling water bottle holders and when I decided I did not want one he told me I was wasting everyone's time and an argument unraveled where I got out ...
... way down. Once at the ATM, he even offered to take her back up but she explained that she need to find a shop to buy bananas (my staple tummy-quieting diet). “No problem! It’s on the way”. So off they set again, but not to the shop.
Instead, he took her to his hotel, and when she demurred a little from entering, did not press her, but simply said he would like her to see it. It looked lovely, so in she went and he offered her coffee ...
Today we were up early and enjoyed a swim in the pool before breakfast. We then headed out on a guided wander through the twisted lively alleyways of Jaisalmer. We took sometime exploring Jaisalmer Fort where there were lots of shops and ornately carved homes to enjoy. We also visited a blanket and ...
... during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert - giving it the nickname Golden Fort!
The Golden Fort is still inhabited with approximately 3000 people, making it one of the last "live-in" forts in the world. Unfortunately, there are very few traditional havelis left within the fort walls as locals have established: shops, hotels, and restaurants in order to ...