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We just spent 3 nights at Jaisalmer, only about 120kms from the Pakistan border. Because of this there is a huge military presence in the area, we also passed through Pokharan, the site for India's nuclear tests. Jaisalmer is known as the golden city because all the buildings are built from sandstone so the town takes on a golden hue. It is also famous for its camel rides & ...
... think I would pull a muscle! Anyways, it sucks that tourists don't respect local customs that can more than easily be followed. If you can't or won't follow them don't go to that country.
So we got to the camel meeting point and there they were, Harry, Bruno, "P", and right now I can't remember the other three names we gave them. Brendan is our resident memory bank and is sleeping, maybe I should NUDGE the back of his seat a little?
There were 5 ...
... door to hotel.
- A guide who took pictures of my very basic running shoes and offered to buy them off me.
- How you can't smoke anywhere but you can litter everywhere.
- A man asking if Gail and I could mind his shop when he had to go find an item elsewhere. We did.
This is of course in addition to all the other randomness of this country, everything seems out of its place but yet that's what makes India so wild and wonderful, ...
... it where they had laid out mattresses and pillows for people to relax on. We were served tea and poha. After a long wait a song and dance performance began which lacked in energy and co-ordination compared to what we had seen earlier on our trip to Udaipur. We now had more than one reason to conclude this was not such a great experience worth the money we paid after all! After a very ordinary, rather basic meal we went to bed and slept sound. We expected it to be cold at night, but it ...
... funniest nights of my life which included a one legged pirate laugh from Jenny and for some reason Sinbad from Brookside! :-)
After a great sleep we had a quick pit stop back at the Jain Temples before our camel safari because our camera died while we were there the day before and It was too special not to get some pictures of.
After a few cheeky snaps we went back to see who would join us on the safari. There was just two. A young English student Joss, and ...