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Travel Blogs from Jodhpur
... and told
the guy that we were moving to the centre of the city. He was a bit
shocked but we paid for half a day and left to our new place. We spent
the rest of the day chilling on the rooftop terrace restaurant
overlooking the town. As the sun started to get lower in the sky, a
slight evening breeze would pick up, then all the children in town would
appear on the rooftops and fly kites. We had about 3 kids that set up
on our roof. They bought the kites ...
... to land at approximately 3:15 am, I had decided to book a hotel for that was close to the airport where I could just go and get some rest before facing my first day in India. All I needed to do was get in a taxi and travel the supposed 2 km to my hotel. Sounds easy right? Well, I've learned that nothing is ever as easy as it should be in India. So I walk out of the airport and this friendly Indian gentleman offers me a cab to my hotel for a rather high price, but at now closer to 4 in ...
7th March 2013
Arrive in Jodphur and struggle to find the hotel, we are pleasantly pleased when we find it, it is done up for a wedding with red heart shaped balloons and tables and chairs outside. We don't see the bride and groom and wonder if it was a wedding? As well as camel rides around the hotel, there is much sought for wifi here and on the second night I FaceTime my dad and give him a tour of the ...
... in the background. We felt like Batman and Robin flying in on the Bat line. Just beyond the Fort, blue houses of Jodhpur (known as the Blue City) glistened in the setting sun.
On the hike back to town we entered the maze of dusty narrow streets; cows roaming and kids playing. We passed a small laundry shop where a pretty young woman was ironing with heavy coal heated iron (see pix & video clip)
... my insurance policy should my
case get nicked.
Tuesday – Thursday was Jaisalmer. We
stayed in a hotel in the old Fort – amazing place – will download
pics if ever my camera stops jigging about long enough to do it. Did
some sightseeing and called in to have a swim in the pool belonging
to royalty – incidentally, they didn't join us – probably out
shopping or summat. We'd been so very hot ...