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The following morning I got some very sad news from home, so I was a bit of a weepy mess for the next week. However, exploring the fort was so incredible that it was a great way to get my mind off things. We visited the lake, the temples, made friends with many cows and puppies, ate Tibetan food and drank a lot of tea with our new friends. We also visited an ancient house and did some shopping. Jaislamer is just gorgeous and I nearly tripped every few steps from looking ...
... all night, lying in their bed staring at the ceiling. They're too ****** to function but too ****** to sleep. It does <b>not</b> sound like fun, it sounds more like some manner of horrific limbo. But whatever, beverages laced with marijuana are totes the done thing here so I went in with an Austrian guy from the hostel. He got himself a strong one ...
Last night we left Udaipur for Jaisalmer which was about an 18 hour train journey. Throughout the night you could hear the chugging of the train, the whistle blowing and at times another train passing by. It also required us to change driving crews a few times during the trip.
We were about an hour late ...
... of fellow tourists, overwhelmingly Indian but with a handful of foreigners like us. The Mehrangarh was the seat of power and culture in the Jodhpur kingdom from the 1400s and the home of the royal family and its court until 1955, when it was put into a trust by the maharaja. He and his family moved out to newer and perhaps grander digs on a hilltop visible through the smoggy haze several kilometers away. I guess everyone's moving to ...
... file and had a great view of some small townships dotted between the larger dunes. We eventually came to a halt where we watched the sunset and had a beer (yes, in the dessert!) before we headed back to our dessert camp. Back at the camp we were treated to a show (music and dance) and another thali. The dancing was really good and we got up twice to join in and learn some moves (oddly we finished in a large conga line). We then had a wash and sorted out our bags as ...