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Day Three

From red to gold

sunny 20 °C

A lovely Indian breakfast in the private dining room, which was just off the sitting room, this was like stepping back to the days of the Raj.
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The mornings tour was the Red Palace it was very impressive to to the point of being moved.
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I believe that building and structures take in the vibes and feelings of the people who live and have lived there - we are merely custodians of the buildings but we leave our presences - this palace gave off such a fantastic aura to the point of being welled up with emotion. The enormity of it all was just overwhelming.
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After the red palace in Bikaner is was the long drive to Jaisalmer.
We had been driving for about 1 hr and I asked if the music was on repeat - "No this one song lasts for 1 1/2 hrs" Slightly repetitive.
I am now getting used to the way of driving and tragic.

Time for a lunch stop:
Whilst we were there I visited the kitchen and had a lesson in Chapati making:
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Time to eat the fruits of my labours and immerse myself into the culture:
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From the red city to the gold city of Jaisalmer, the colour of the stone changes the whole outlook of the architecture.

I checked in to the hotel and was taken to the beautiful roof top restaurant looking over to the golden palace for a Masala Tea.
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Time for a massage - Not overly happy it was a man who gave me the massage but it was good.

For supper I was asked if I like Lama, I am not adversed to trying anything once. Apart from Morris dancing of course. It was fantastic, very spicy and full of flavour. Lama Rogan Josh. However, the bones seemed a bit small for such a big animal - So i asked again what meat it was -
"Lama" -
"LAMA?"
"No Lama, like goat"
"Aha Lamb"
"Yes Lama"

Posted by woody1 10:04 Archived in India

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Just laughed out loud in the office!!! I bet you thought you were being exceptionally cultured eating llama, maybe next time your in south america ;-)

The Red Palace looks incredible, I can see why that would move you. I bet there's a lot of history and memories in those stones!

How was the Chapati? Curry night at yours when you're back then? xxx

by Emily Wood

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