Camel Safari

Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
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Trip End Dec 18, 2011


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Flag of India  , State of Rajasthan,
Friday, October 1, 2010

Amazing, brilliant, fantastic! Despite the sore muscles and bums these are definitely the words to describe our camel safari.  The Thar desert close to Jaisalmer is mostly scrub land but because of this the changing scenery made it more interesting than if we were just walking through constant dunes.  It never felt like we had been sat on the camel for 2 hours or more because there was always something new to look at.  Our camel driver Abraham was fantastic and one of the most interesting people that we have met.  He was also a great cook and over a fire he built with sticks, with pans resting on 3 stones, he made some really tasty and spicy food for us.....and a lot of it (the first time we've had 3 meals a day since we got here)! 

Both evenings we stopped in the dunes as they make for more comfortable beds than the prickly bushes of the scrub lands, and watched the sun go down - whilst making silly photos as you can see!    We then sat under the stars, whilst eating more of Abraham's lovely food and went to sleep next to the camels.  Waking in the morning was a surreal experience as you almost forget where you are and then you remember and the morning light and quietness of the dunes is quite eerie.  Obviously we have a lot more places to visit and more amazing things to do but for the overall experience this was one of the best hings i have done. 

I guess the only 'negative' thing about the trip was the heat - at near 40 degrees it is no easy thing to sit on a camel for 2 hours.  However Abraham took very good care of us and made sure that we stopped for 3 hours each day in the hottest part of the day in the shade - and whilst we were on the camels the Lawrence of Arabia turbans helped somewhat to keep the heat off our heads! Kevin looked especially stylish when he took the turban off and his whole head had been died green from the dodgy material!

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Lindsay Boland on

These photos are absolutely awesome guys............keep it coming! Take care xx

Lauren on

Oh guys you look so relaxed and sound like you're having an absolute ball! I am so excited for you

Jmac on

Awesome work on the blog, fotos and foto names! Keep it up, ur giving us far too many ideas and making us very jealou!

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