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... regardless of their religious affiliation. Purdah has fallen out of favor with Hindus and Jains in Rajistan, and most of the beautiful old havelis have been converter to other uses or abandoned.
We settled in to the Maharani Suite at Singvi's Haveli, brightly decorated in the old Marwar style. Then we enjoyed a pleasant dinner in the open air, multi-story
As we were preparing for our day early ...
... the morning I was excited, we got in a jeep and rode into the desert to meet our camels and guides. The camels were already laden up. There was the guides Mr Khan and Shalom's camel called Mr Gangly, Willem's camel called Kalu and mine called Victoria. They were all males as apparently they get too excited if they see a female....it reminded me a bit of the Indian men! The guide wrapped my scarf around my head Laurence of Arabia style and I hopped on Victoria, suddenly rising ...
... and do their package as we were staying there. Even though it was more money I went along with it. Our safari was to start at 1.30pm.
We had laid in a little and then by the time we had showered and had breakfast it was gone 11am so we decided that there was no point in going to the fort and seeing the Jain temples and explore the parts we hadn't seen the day before. We needed to go back to one of the shops from the day before as one of Gem's tops was too small and ...
... and my hips from camel riding for 2 days were in absolute agony. Thankfully, today was our last day of camel riding!
... the sunset over the desert. Then it was off to the cultural show. I do not normally enjoy these but tonight was very good. It did it appear to be over choreographed and the 2 young girls were very good dances. Everyone ended up dancing and having a great time. We took pictures of the girls and once again printed them. The girls were amazed and shocked, they asked us for an additional print - one of two of them. we had no paper ...