Gadisar Lake

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  • Day16


    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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  • Day83


    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!Read more

  • Day6

    Haveli in the desert

    May 25 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) 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

    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

  • Day37

    Und schon der nächste Stopp...
    Mit dem Zug geht es von Bikaner weiter nach Jaisalmer, die Goldene...ich glaub auf den Bildern kann man ganz gut sehen warum.

    Neben all dem Sightseeing ist für mich allerdings ganz etwas anderes das beste an Jaisalmer...einer unserer Tuktukfahrer lässt mich tatsächlich fahren, nicht in irgendeiner Seitenstraße, sondern wenn dann richtig, mit Kreisverkehr und allem was dazu gehört (auch wenn er die Bremse bedient, was definitiv keine schlecht Idee bei den vielen Schlaglöchern und eigenartigen Verkehrsregeln ist - gibt es hier überhaupt welche?!?)Read more

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