We watched Indian TV last night -"top ten" which seemed like the indian X factor. A man who sounded like a sheep got a 10!
After stockpiling our stomachs with breakfast (our idea so we need less food throughout the day) we headed to Pushkar, a place where people bathe in the holy waters.
After a quick wash of our clothes (and a long rinse of my bag I've been using that keeps rubbing dye off onto me and turning me blue- lots of comments of the holi festival!) we went off into the desert on camels. I had forgotten how much you are thrustedaround when they go form sitting down to standing up. We passed some very cute kids on the way and it was sweet the older ones looking after the younger ones. The difference between this camel and the one I went on in Morrocco was that the men leading them around were riding them too and were sat behind us. We went past the lake, but it was too far to properly see it. We didn't realise until her camel's rider got off to have a drink, leaving her on the camel on her own without it tied to anything) but there was another woman doing the safari with us. At the midway point, we found out she was Argentinioan, called Antonia, and we invited her out to dinner with us. She was travelling alone and was feeling a bit lonely, and we were glad we'd actually met another traveller! On the way back a boy was holding out his hands and saying "Hello, give me something" which I was shocked about that this was the only English he seemed to know. My camel was called Bumnam, Alices was Hira.
Antonias hotel was just 200m or so down our road, and as we were waiting in the lobby for her, we got chatting to two couples and it was reassuring to hear that they'd also hired a driver and were finding it expensive.
We had dinner in an italian place, recommended in the Lonely Planet. Pushkar prohibits the consumption of alcahol, eggs and meat so me and Alice had soya meat bolegnese, Antonia had pizza.