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a whirlwind tour.....phase three; jodhpur to khuri to jaismaler

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my camel....

after jodhpur we were off in the  car again to get to the thar desert which borders pakistan. our plan was to stop in a small town called Khuri which is abuot 1 1/2 from Jasimaler. it's a true village town that is set in the desert, most people take day trips from Jasimaler to do a camel safari, we were hoping to find accomodation there and stay the night. we found a "resort" called Chandri resort that had this great courtyard that connected a couple of mud huts that they rented out and organized camel safari to the dunes to watch the sunset. it was amazing we started off just before sunset and rode the camels to a couple of villages and then ended up on the dunes about an hour before the sunset. i am not going to lie, it was pretty crowded with other tourists coming from jasimaler, but the dunes were breathtaking and the local kids were a riot.

me on my camel safari in Khuri
there was this one boy that had filled a potatoe chip bag with sand which he would sit on and ride down the sand dunes, it was incredibly funny to watch. we even had one group of kids that created a song with bari's name in it which they sang and danced to,  it was priceless. unfortunately, it was a cloudy night,  so most of the other groups started to leave sad to not see the sunset over the dunes. our camel driver said we would wait and sure enough 15 minutes later after eveyone was back on their tour buses the sun peaked out right before it hit the horizon and it was breathtaking. we slowly made it back to the amp and once we arrived we found a dinner set up for us with musicians and all the little kids from the dunes, who were dancing away.
the sand dunes at khuri....
we spent the night dancing with the kids and learning som indian moves. it was a really fun night and probably one of my best nights of sleep. in the desert we were able to escape the incessant honking you have in the larger cities. although, there was a snoring camel outside our hut.

the next morning we awoke and were set to travel in jasimaler the larger city. the next day was spent doing quiet a bit of shopping in the fort area. jasimaler is known for its textiles and they have some beautiful hand embrodiered work. in all this time shopping we ended up spending a lot of time talking with some shop owners and learning a bit more about india and it's culture. we had one great guy named Raj, but goes by Vicky end up showing us around a bit for the afternoon and night. it was amazing to get some insight into peoples lives. he met us for dinner that night with his cousin and brought us to his house to meet his mother, sister and 5 month old niece, who was the most beautiful baby i have seen. he was incredibly generous with his time and was very honest and open about his life. i felt really honoured that he spent so much time with us and opened his home. as i mentioned before the people here are amazing once you break through and really open yourself up and trust that they want to learn as much about you as you do them.

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my camel....
my camel....
me on my camel safari in Khuri
me on my camel safari in Khuri
the sand dunes at khuri....
the sand dunes at khuri....
sunset over the sand dunes...
sunset over the sand dunes...
chandi resort dinner in khuri....
chandi resort dinner in khuri....
fort at jaismaler
fort at jaismaler
me surrounded by textiles.....too …
me surrounded by textiles.....too…
how indians travel.......
how indians travel.......
indian on the 300km pilgrimage to …
indian on the 300km pilgrimage to…