The Golden city
15.01.2015 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:
Golden palace another fantastic palace:
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:
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!!!
Lunch - Chilly Omelets - Oh so happy days. What else do I need ?
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.
So I thought I would lend a hand:
Another camel - This one had a name, but I cant remember it.
When we stopped at the point to see the sun setting - along came a guy selling beer - Happy days
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.
Or was that the beer.
I should remember from my desert survival that is gets bloody cold at night in the desert -
No I have not gone native -
Traditional dance and music whilst I had more curry and more beer -