Sand castles and Camels....
Trip Start Dec 30, 2005
7Trip End Jan 30, 2006
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Founded in 1156, this is one of the most enchanting cities I've ever been to. One giant sand castle city with an ancient and romantic ambience- it felt straight out of a fairytale. The city had a very small town feel to it, only a population of 58,000 people
Most travellers that venture as far as Jaisalmer (almost at the Pakistan border) are not only there to explore this fairy tale city, but also to experience a camel safari in the desert. This was so much fun! Riding a camel through fluffy sand dunes in the desert- it was, again, like all things in India, INCREDIBLE. Sampling desert life trotting through the sand on the back of a camel- One of my favorite adventures yet. It's right up there with riding an elephant in the jungles of Northern Thailand. We were on our camels for the afternoon and watched the sunset sitting on a sand dune. Wow! This was the one thing that I was most excited about experiencing while I was traveling here- I wasn't disappointed!
In general the people all over India have been super warm & friendly
Our camel guide, Neryan, as crazy as he was left us with these interesting words of wisdom that made me really think about the value of NOTHINGNESS...
What's greater than god?
Less than the devil?
Rich people think they don't need it.
Poor people have it.
If you eat it you will die.
The answer is nothing.
They may have nothing materialistically, but they have so much more than us in so many ways. Truly, an inspiration. Who needs Alanis for inspiration when you have India!
Now by car and then plane to the beaches of Goa for some r&r...