Hey! So we woke up nice and early this morning (too early for both our likings!!) Our driver had (without asking!) booked us a tour of the small town of Mandawa.We had a very difficult to eat breakfast - our tummies werent wanting it but we knew we should! Headed out on our tour - this town is famous for its painted buildings, so saw lots of old very elaborately painted buildings that were very pretty. The tour only lasted 1 1/2 hours and we got back just in time for a down pour! Got ourselvs all checked out of the hotel and into our little car for the next leg of our journey - Bikaner. The ride was much better - we were driving on actual roads not just mud with massive holes! We managed to have a little sleep along the way and saw some interesting sights - camels pulling carts, cows sleeping on the road. Along the way the green fields managed to turn into desert (whislt i was having a kip). We arrived in Bikaner around 2ish and booked into our best hotel yet (and the cheapest!) and headed out with our guide to the fort - very pretty and again elaborate. One not so great thing today...tonights dinner....ordered chicken got rat...or what we think definately wasnt chicken due to the colour/texture/and size of bone/ colour of bone! Lets say it put us off eating yet again! Tho my hopes are still high that the food will one day be great!! Where are the popadoms with chuntney i ask!!!