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Clocktower with fort in the background

I was feeling a bit down leaving Jaisalmer.  I think my nine months of travelling was catching up with me and I was losing some enthusiasm.  I also still had a slightly dodgy stomach, so all in all, things could have better.  On the bus journey to Jodhpur (INR 150/£2/$3.20), I was thinking of home a lot.  Remembering my friends put a smile on my face and by the time I arrived at 7pm, my mood had improved.  I got a tuk-tuk into the tiny little streets of the old town and after finding Cosy Guesthouse was full, I walked round the corner and found Veggi Guesthouse and the congenial owner got me a room for INR 350 (£5/$8).  All I wanted to do was sleep, so I grabbed a quick potato sandwich (sounds bizarre doesn't it, but it was actually really nice!) and got off to bed.


I hadn't planned on spending any time in Jodhpur as reviews hadn't been great.

  So I used the morning to go up to the one attraction - yes, another fort.  And another impressive fort it has to be said.  It was enormous.  Coming from the side entrance near my guesthouse, I somehow managed to avoid paying the entrance fee, although the smile was soon wiped off my face as I managed to become detached from my 9th pair of sunglasses of the trip.  An unbelievable statistic I know.  5 pairs broken and 4 pairs lost.  What is wrong with me??!  These ones I left right near a cannon overlooking the city, but by the time I realised I was already back at the guesthouse and couldn't be arsed to walk all the way back up for a £2 pair of sunnies.  Annoying though as they I really liked this pair!  The views from the top are stupendous and the city really is blue - a lot of the houses are painted in blue or violet and gives a great hue to the whole place.


With my brief sightseeing done, it was time to head onwards stop the Lake City of Udaipur.

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Cosy Guesthouse was full (even the tents on the roof!!) so I found Veggi Guesthouse near-by in Jodhpur's old town. Nice, pleasant owner who was happy… read entire review
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