So where to begin.......well we went to the yoga lesson in Pushkar, which was pretty good once it got going, although the yoga teacher spent most of the 2 hours talking! The inappropraite noises towards the end were very amusing though and still have no idea how they were related to yoga!!!
11th September - travelled 6 long hours to Jaisalmer, where we stayed at Khuari Village near the Thar desert for the night. We got droped off in the middle of the desert and got told to walk up the sand dunes to watch the sunset, athough the guy said that we wouldn't see a sunset because it was too cloudy! SO off we went up the sand dunes to see the non sunset! When we eventually got back to the village we were shown to own room, or rather hut! At first we thought there was going to be 4 of us sharing a double bed, but luckily they managed to move us to a bigger hut!
Then the thunderstorm hit, so about 20 of us sat huddled together under a makeshift roof. To add to this, there was a powercut! SO we ended up drinking a few beers and swapping stories with the other travellers there. Once the rain subsided and the power was back on, we sat outside to eat our dinner. Just as the flying beetles came out to play, one dive bombed me, hitting me on the shoulder, causing me to spill my beer over Nicola!! NOT a fan of beetles! Had such a fab night, although it could have been a complete disater.
12 - 13th September - Up again at 5 30 am to go on the camel trek which was good fun. Afterwards we travelled on the bumpy road back to the centre of Jaisalmer, where we stayed for 2 nights. The hotel was lush and even had a swimming pool which we took full advantage of.
The Jaisalmer fort or Golden fort in Jaisalmer is one of my favourite forts. Inside there are markets, restaurants and little side streets where you can easily get lost. On our first evening it was raining yet again, so we ventured into the fort to the Little Tibet restaurant. I would not recommend going there at all. After 1 hour 45 mins of waiting for food, only mine arrived and even then i don't think it was what i ordered. They didn't understand why we were complaining either!
While we were wandering through the little streets we came across a place that did henna tattoo's. We ended up in this womans living room while she doing the tattoo, wathcing this daytime Indian soap. The acting was so bad it was hilarious.
September 14th - Another 7 hour journey back to Jodhpur which was pretty uneventful until we were abut 5 mins from our hotel and were involved in a car chase! We were stuck in traffic, when all of a sudden an auto rickshaw ran into the back of us. Deepak had words with the driver who then just drove off. Deepak had other ideas, so off we chased after this rickshaw, weavin in and out of the traffic. We caught up to the rickshaw and drove in front of it to stop him going anywhere. In the end the rickshaw drove off again and we lost him.
We made it safely to our hotel, the Kuchaman Haveli, which i would recommend. As it was late we ventured out to find somewhere to eat and yet again it was raining!!!! Someone recommended trying the Lotus cafe, which we thought was in Jaisalmer......turns out its not, its in Udaipur! So after an hour of walking around in the river of water and sewage that was running through the streets and after almost losing Jess in a pot hole, we gave up. We ate at the Curry and spice restaurant instead which was delicious.