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... enemy, killing as many as they could before being killed themselves which basically sounds way less horrific than jumping onto a ******* bonfire!
There've been three in the history of the fort and two of these were whilst they were busy getting their ***** kicked by the Mughals. The third time they didn't have time to incinerate their womenfolk so they just cut ...
... milk, food stalls preparing the day's meals, shops laying out their wares and cows doing whatever it is cows do. In amongst this melee tourists do their best to navigate the winding streets avoiding the wandering livestock, zooming motor bikes, hawkers and poop. The sights and sounds of this busy little city are a feast for the senses. We pass some Sadhus at the entrance to the fort and admire the temple architecture. Soon enough it's time to head back ...
... Thus, unlike many other forts and palaces, the Mehrangarh never fell into disrepair. It has been extremely well-maintained and contains ornate furnishings and artwork spanning its centuries of occupancy.
In the evening we strolled through the old midievil streets between our hotel and the Sardar Market. Although far from serene, at least the proportion of pedestrians to scooters and autorickshaws made walking feel a little ...
... bus ride, and being the only tourists we developed some rules we would have to stick to in order to survive the bus ride.
Indian Bus Survival Guide:
- Always, always keep your arms and legs in - safety first;
- Never leave your seat, it will be occupied when you return;
- Don't bother opening windows, locals will lean across and close it for you;
- Avoid eating or drinking, bathroom stops ...
... known to us some hours later, which explained his odd behaviour when we asked for lunch and he looked extremely offended, exclaiming "No lunch! All of Khuri! No lunch!" and shooed us out to the road. In the end, we found Arjun at his guesthouse of 5 mud brick rooms with thatch roofs, who cooked us 2 basic vegetarian curries and rice for 100 Rs each.
The Lust for Meat
From Khuri to Jaisalmer, the one and only last bus leaves at 2pm. We ...