Into the Desert on Camel Back

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We were on the edge of the Great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is only 100 km away from the Pakistan border, and the landscape has changed dramatically. It is very dry here, and the town is not blue like a few of the prior cities, but golden, with the glow of the sun reflecting of the sandstone out of which everything is built here.

 

The real attraction here are the camels. We went on a two day camel safari into the dunes of the Thar Desert. It was one of the highlights of the trip. We fell in love with these gentle, lumbering giants who served as our transport as well as entertainment for two days. Sleeping under the open sky and waking up covered in sand was another experience which will stay lodged in our memories for a long time.

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