Jaisalmer Day 2
Trip Start Nov 27, 2010
16Trip End Dec 18, 2010
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Photos taken, I realised that I needed to get back to the hotel as we were due to check out at 10am and it was now fast approaching 9am. The irony was that just an hour after seeing the street cleaners, the shopkeepers were all opening up and.... brushing all their rubbish onto the streets. Only in India...
The people in the hotel were absolutely great, granted they'd admitted that they were really quiet but basically when I asked what time breakfast was until, it was a case of "what time do you want it" and the same with the checkout, whenever we wanted to, we just had to leave our bags in them room and they'd move them for us if need be, meaning that we could change later in the day before we left
A nice breakfast later and we headed back into the old city, but it was pretty much a case of deja vu as we didn't really see much more than we had the day before. I was keen to pick up a small statue of Ganesh to put near our front door (for good luck) though so we did another tour and tried some more haggling. I'd seen something I'd liked the day before and decided to have a really good go at a deal as the place had quoted a ridiculous price for something else the day before so thought there was plenty more fat to be cut off the deal. Anyway they guy wasn't for budging and Vanessa wasn't for increasing so we left, without a deal and me a little sad that we hadn't picked up the Ganesh but hopeful that we'd see another somewhere else.
So back to our hotel to wait for the auto rickshaw to pick us up and the hotel guys proved to be stars yet again, did we want water to take with us on our trip? No thanks we'd got plenty to take with us. Next thing they arrived with a couple of cans of coke for us to take anyway. The best bit was for slightly later though, on route to the station in the rickshaw, I realised that I'd left my recently purchased sunglasses on the hotel reception. I stopped the rickshaw driver to ask him to go back but when we stopped, he received a call from the hotel telling him to stop and two minutes later the hotel guy arrived on his motorbike with my sunglasses, what a star!
Anyway all possessions together, we arrived at the station and caught the train back to Jodhpur for our quick overnight stay before our car trip to Udaipur the following day.
I'd definitely recommend Jaisalmer if you're visiting India but we definitely found that a day and a half was enough, any longer than that and you'd run out of things to do, unless you're going to pick up one of the many camel safaris on offer