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... br> their teeth, how they poop while they are laying down, how they throw up their
food to eat (or drink) it again. They
are very interesting and I will do some research on them because they are so interesting.
We had kids guiding the camel so we basically just sat there
bumping up and down like on a horse.
They are able to walk through the sand, up and down hills ...
... preferring to go at our own pace, but after reading lots of trip advisor reviews we booked an overnight camel safari. The day started early with a drive to meet the camels at the edge of the desert, stopping along the way at a rural village. The "rural" village was a ten minute drive from the city and had quite obviously been set up especially for tourists to go and gawp. It felt very uncomfortable, a bit like a zoo, so we were back in the car after 30 ...
... so we struggled to fit us and all our luggage onto the bus. We were more than happy to arrive in Jaisalmer, where our cheerful camel guides were waiting to take us to our guest house. After a day to explore the desert city, we had another early start when we piled into jeeps bound for the Thar Desert.
After a desert sunrise breakfast, the guides saddled up the camels, and the arguments started over who got to ride what camel (the favorites being Tango Charlie and ...
... 12 cent). People make money in the most unlikely places!! Mid journey the bus stopped for a much needed toilet break. It was frantic. Men could go anywhere, women could not. We didn't want to be stranded so we rushed to find a toilet for Mary. We found one. The bus was leaving when we got back and Oisin didn't have time to go!! Oh oh. Luckily we all survived the 8 hours and we arrived in Jaisalmer on the 21st of February.
We arrived at Hotel ...
Thankfully today has been better than yesterday! We started by visiting the royal burial grounds, 2 Jain temples and a lake. All were reasonably interesting but the main attraction was the planned camel ride in the afternoon/evening!
At about 4pm our driver took us out to a "resort" in the desert and we negotiated on the price for a camel ride, traditional Rajasthan dance/music performance and dinner package. With the details sorted we set off on the ...