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... it has never been captured, it was the site of two and a half Jauhars (when the inhabitants of the fort fear certain capture, the women, offer ceremonial prayers, immolate themselves on burning pyres whilst the men ride out for one last gallant doomed charge). The third Jauhar was only considered a “half Jauhar” as the certainty of capture came along so suddenly that none of the ceremonies could be completed. The men slit ...
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Sleeping in the desert
We ended the night by taking a camel car (camel pulling a flat-bed wagon) back into the dunes of the
desert. It was pretty cold out, maybe
40F or so. The sun had been down for a
while and it was amazing how cold the sand was.
I was wearing my new sandals and it was freezing my feet!
... our trek, we spent the night in the desert as promised, we didn't care about the actual distance from Jaisalmer. I reckon they just lead the caravan in the appropriate sized circle depending on the speed of the group and how much sitting on a camel the individuals can handle. At one point we stopped at a well to water the camels ...
... up camp for the night. We all went off to take pictures of the sand dunes while our camel boys made us chai tea and dinner over a fire (dinner was to be the same again!). As night fell we marveled at the beauty of the night sky, such as we had never seen before. There was no moon and as we had no artificial lights we could see every little star and spec in the sky. Stars that we had never seen before scattered around Orion's Belt, a constellation that most people are familiar with, ...
... made a fantastic meal. That night we slept on mats under the stars, warm beneath thick quilts as a much gentler breeze blew over the dunes. It was a very different experience from my time in the desert in Iran, but was equally enchanting.
As you no doubt remember, Ben is heading to London after this trip. Owing to an excellent flatting opportunity opening up with some friends in Clapham, he has decided to head to the UK a month earlier than planned. We elected ...