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Day 7 21st July

Another day in Jaipur.

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Today we booked our train ticket out of Jaipur and on to our next destination, Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is a giant sandcastle with a town attached. Rising high from a hill, 99 enormous bastions hide havelis, some which are crumbling. Jaisalmer is a small town but still like many places an over-populated and crowed place with a poor drainage system which as a result has seen the fort sinking into the hill. At our next destination we wanted to risk going on camel safari close to the Pakistani border. We managed to book a train for the next day although the process of staying in the line and queuing doesn’t apply to the Indian men, luckily Ollie is big and he managed to hold fast or maybe is his temper that keeps the Indians at bay.

We decided today also we would do some shopping and buy a few gifts for people. We really loved the elephant wall hanging we saw the day before and set out to find a cheaper bargain. After bouncing between two shops both across town from each other we managed to get an extremely great price for an elephant wall hanging, thank you Ollie. A good deal made after a lot of phone calls and some hard persuasion.

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In the evening we had dinner with Nicola at the Hotel Pearl Palace, a roof top restaurant covered with greenery, a rarity here and an absolute paradise.

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Posted by HepzOliver 22:53 Archived in India

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