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  • Day16

    Jaisalmer

    January 8, 2017 in India ⋅

    We made it to India! 🇮🇳

    Coming to India played a large part of our second trip's itinerary as this is Mitch's first time here. Although Mitch has been immersed in the Indian culture over the years, seeing it first hand was definitely an experience we couldn't miss. We landed in Ahmedabad and got one day to recover from the busy Egypt, UAE and Oman schedule at my uncle's house where we'll spend some time later, however first we chose to do some sightseeing in the state of Rajasthan with my parents who decided to come to India as well.

    Our first stop was Jaisalmer a city close to the boarder of Pakistan known for its desert scenery and its position on the Silk Road. Merchants of the city traded spices, opium, nuts and much more to become very wealthy. One merchant in particular dominated the city's trading business and spent his money to create such detailed homes with hand crafted balconies typical to that region for him and his sons also known as a havelies. These were impressive to see for their beauty and unique architecture.

    Jaisalmer is also known for its fort like many other cities in India which were ruled by regional kings. This fort however is different in that it's still inhabited but not by the king! The city has given the fort to the local people to live in and it's occupied by homes, hotels, restaurants and shops. We got to walk around which was fun seeing a glimpse into the daily life of these people.

    However all this aside the most fascinating thing we learned about Jaisalmer was that it was only developed with electricity, water and roads in 1965! Although progress has been made since then there is a lot of work to be done in the city to bring it to modern times. Driving through small villages was interesting and eye opening to see how people still live in the year 2017. Many of these village people were definitely fascinated by Mitch as was Mitch of their roaming cows and sheep!
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  • Day18

    Vergangener Glanz Jaisalmers

    January 10 in India ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Nach einer langen Überfahrt eilten wir neugierig in die Altstadt von Jaisalmer um die im Reiseführer gepriesenen, wunderschönen Steinmetzarbeiten der Wüstenstadt zu bewundern. Von den alten Häuser existieren ganze 3 , die einer Erwähnung würdig sind. Der Rest der Altstadt besteht aus chaotischen Nachbauten, Halbruinen und allgegenwärtigen Touri- Läden. Diese Stadt stinkt und ich mag mir nicht vorstellen, wie es hier im Sommerhitze auszuhalten ist. Unser Hotel ist von seinen 3 Sternen so weit entfernt, wie die nächste Galaxie von unserer. Aber das koreanische Essen im Hotelrestaurant und der grandiose Blick auf die " golden city" tröstet uns ein wenig. (Agata)

    Po długiej podróży podążylismy na stare miasto podziwiać zalecane w przewodniku dzieła sztuki kamieniarskiej. Z tych starych zabytków egzystują zaledwie 3 godne wspomnienia. Reszta miasta składa się z chaotycznych duplikatów, półruin i wszechobecnych turystycznych sklepików. To miasto śmierdzi i nie mam ochoty wyobrażać sobie, jak tu jest w lato przy 45-ciu stopniach. Nasz hotel oddalony jest od swoich 3 gwiazdek jak następna galaktyka. Ale pocieszamy się dobrym koreańskim jedzeniem i pięknym widokiem na " złote miasto" z hotelowej restauracji.
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  • Day19

    Golden City

    January 11 in India ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Der Name bezieht sich auf die Farbe des Sandsteins, aus dem das Fort und die drin befindliche Häuser gebaut sind. Wie schon in der Altstadt drum herum gibt es nicht vieles, das erhalten geblieben ist. Das Gelände des Forts ist komplett zugebaut, lebten die alten Bewohner doch von Raub und Opiumhandel, so dass es besser war hinter mächtigen Mauern zu sitzen. Sehenswert waren die Jain- Tempel, die aus einem Komplex von 7 ineinandergehenden Tempeln bestehen. Der alte Palast bot nicht viel ausser einen schönen Blick über die Stadt und die Wüste. ( Agata)

    Nazwa " złote miasto" pochodzi od koloru piaskowca, z którego zbudowana jest forteca i domy, które wypełniają praktycznie całą jej powierzchnię. Gęste zabudowanie wynikało z faktu, że podstawą bytu mieszkańców był rabunek i handel opium, czyli lepiej było się schować za potężnymi murami. Najbardziej podobał nam się kompleks siedmiu świątyń zwanych Jain- Tempel. Stary pałac nie jest godny zainteresowania poza świetnym widokiem na miasto i pustynię.
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  • Day83

    Jaisalmer

    December 11, 2016 in India ⋅

    Na de roze, witte en blauwe stad, kon de 'gouden stad' Jaisalmer niet in het rijtje ontbreken! Deze staat bekend voor kamelensafari's in de omliggende Thar woestijn. Zo sliepen we dus een nacht onder de sterren na een tochtje op de kameel (amai ons gat!).

  • Day73

    Golden City

    September 30, 2017 in India ⋅

    7 Stunden Zugfahrt, nur mit natürlicher AirCon und einem Fight um Sitzplätze zu Beginn, gingen erstaunlich schnell vorbei und nun sind wir in der goldenen Stadt Jaisalmer. Die hellen, bis zu 500 Jahre alten Gebäude, werden von der Sonne in goldenes Licht gehüllt; das gab der Stadt ihren Beinamen.

    Neben einem großartigen Hotelpool haben wir eine fantastische Paddelbootstour auf dem See unternommen und danach den Sonnenuntergang über den Dächern der Stadt genoßen. Schön!
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  • Day8

    How to unbog a car in the desert

    May 27, 2018 in India ⋅

    So how many people/vehicles does it take to unbog a car in desert sand... Well at least 10 guys, a jeep and then a tractor and about 1.5hrs later. Lila said it would have been handy to have our neighbour Stefan here (not sure if it was for his unimog or muscles) and then said Piri from preschool would have been helpful because he's stronger than her! Before the car bogging we went for a 'camel safari' or camel ride...which lila had been looking forward to the last few days and she really enjoyed her bumpy ride. She also loved making sand angels in the sand and sliding down the sand dunes on her bottom and diving down on her tummy! Earlier today she was also really excited about her first time on a motorbike (that she can remember)... So it was a huge day of firsts :)Read more

  • Day6

    Haveli in the desert

    May 25, 2018 in India ⋅

    Tonight we went for a little walk around jaisalmer, a desert town in Rajasthan and our home for the next few days. We visited salam singh (old prime minister) haveli, moti mahal (meaning pearl palace), the old prime ministers residence from the 1700s. It was built with no water, so put together by sandstone blocks with male and female joins, reinforced by iron rods. The guy who manages the place does a great tour and spends the time explaining different aspects of the building and its history. We had lassis for dinner, flavoured with cardamon (lila doesn't like them as much)...got lost walking back to our hotel and one of the nice things about not having GPS, is that you ask people and they are really nice and helpful :)Read more

  • Day7

    So we are visiting jaisalmer in the off season (which I love) but it means its around 45deg at the hottest part of the day, and the minimum is 31deg. You desperately want a cold shower but only warm/hot water comes out of the cold tap! Tonight we walked around and up the jaisalmer fort for some great views of the city. Today Lila had chocolate bought for her, her cheeks patted more than several times, only 2 requests for selfies with randoms, and was very focussed on not stepping in cow poo!Read more

  • Day53

    Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

    July 29, 2015 in India ⋅

    Ms. Monsoon and I have had a tumultuous relationship thus far. Our ability to commit to neither a permanent break-up nor a lasting companionship has put a lot of strain on my rainjacket. I figured the end of our time together was near as I boarded a train to the desert town of Jaisalmer. I was mistaken. Apparently, mother nature's sloppy and inconsistent daughter is drawn to me and my low-budget, pale-body, and indian-haircut with a meteorological magnetism. I arrived this morning in Jaisalmer and was greeted by a few centimeters of rain (a large portion of the 10 cm that falls each year in the town). This is basically the longest relationship I have had since T-Pain's "Best Love Song" was topping the charts.Read more

  • Day55

    Fort Jaisalmer, Rajasthan (1156 c.e.)

    July 31, 2015 in India ⋅

    A view from yet another fort. I promise I'm doing things other than just Fort things.

    "The Golden Fort" due to the color of the sandstone against the desolate Thar desert surrounding it.

    "Some children can grow to be 7 years old without ever seeing a drop of rain"... This tells me that Jaisalmer has been drenched in my bad luck for the last 2.5 days. The weather today has improved and I plan to take an overnight camp in the desert tonight.Read more

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