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Day Four

The Golden city

sunny 17 °C

A gentle start with an Indian breakfast - Not private dining this morning.

On the way to the Golden palace we stopped for Indian some sweets - I had to get the guy to show me how they were made:
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Golden palace another fantastic palace:
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This was a working palace so lots of hawkers. Not too pushy but still a bit of haste. Although I was shown around one guys house without him asking for any money or tips.

After the palace I went to see the merchants / private mansions (Havelis), which were just as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the palaces:
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The Havelis - according to wikipedia it is translated as 'enclosed place' but my guide said the translation was windy place - After all the curry I think I will go with my guides interpretation.

I need to work on my questioning technique as when asked "are you staying here or coming back" was answered with "Yes".

Gadisar lake constructed in 1367, not a lot to say about this except it was beautiful. Not the cow the lake and surroundings. I know I have been on my own for a while now but its not that bad yet!!!
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Lunch - Chilly Omelets - Oh so happy days. What else do I need ?
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Then off to the desert for a camel ride to see the sun set.
On the way I saw ladies getting water from the well, a job that they perform a few times a day.
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So I thought I would lend a hand:
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Another camel - This one had a name, but I cant remember it.
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When we stopped at the point to see the sun setting - along came a guy selling beer - Happy days :)
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I never thought that I would be sitting drinking beer with a beer seller and a camel guide in the "Thar Desert" - What's next I wonder.

After two days in the desert sun my skin started to turn red.
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Or was that the beer.

I should remember from my desert survival that is gets bloody cold at night in the desert -
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No I have not gone native -
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Traditional dance and music whilst I had more curry and more beer -
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Posted by woody1 09:55 Archived in India

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