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