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The only thing that I wish would have been explained better is exactly what the ticket entailed; meaning what you would be able to see which each ticket. But so beautiful either way! A must see!
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We have a log day of travelling along a remote desert road to the yellow sandstone citadel of Jaisalmer which will take us approximately 7 hrs.
Looking like a scene from The Thousand and One Nights as it rises from flat desert surrounds, Jaisalmer is a centre for nomadic tribespeople who come to trade in the narrow twisting …
... is the only living fort in Asia with 3000 residents. It looks like a gigantic sandcastle. The fort has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site so they're trying to move people out as a lot of erosion has occurred in recent years so we're not allowed buy anything from inside to discourage people living there. It's done well to last as it was built in 1156! There's nothing holding it together except an interlocking system in ...
... a few beers and playing "Heads Up"
Gail and I went to the bathroom and got lost on the way back, it was sooo easy to get lost in those dunes, finally I saw the bramble thingy behind us ( Gail is blind as a bat) and we had a tale of woe to relay how we got lost in the desert and called out but no one could here us, we screamed really, we then came across another tribe and they said we were at the wrong camp... Really we were only lost for like 10 minutes ...
... the museum, where we saw an interesting array of clothing associated with the palace. We strategically positioned ourselves in front of the fans in the hope of cooling down. One of the hidden gems of the palace was a secluded courtyard, within which were four beautifully decorated doorways, each representing a different season. Whilst Becca and Chiara braved the heat to do more colour capture Laura and Clare made their way to explore the Armoury. ...
... battles over the centuries, and today it houses about a collection of shops, guesthouses, restaurants, and even locals—4,000 Jaisalmer inhabitants actually live inside the Jaisalmer Fort.
On Thursday we walked through the morning heat, which felt equivalently dry and hot as a June afternoon in Tucson, to get to the fort. After 2 hours of walking sandstone streets, shopping for colorful clothes, and admiring elaborate Jain temples, we returned to ...