Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jaisalmer Camel Safari Begins

From My Recent Journey In India
Jaisalmer, January, 2007
We wake up bright and early and head to the outer gate of Jaisalmer Fort to begin our adventure. I'm not sure if I'm more excited to be going on this trek or if I'm just thrilled to be warm for a change. Did I mention that we have been freezing to death in India since we arrived?
This man beside me is our Jeep driver. He's taking us to the starting point of our Safari. You pay extra to get this ride, but it means you start in the real desert instead of spending your first four hours just getting out of town on your camel. My Camel's name is 'Journey' so I feel right at home with him as my traveling partner. The name: just a coincidence? I think not... Camels are the strangest looking creatures. I can't believe how small Aw looks on that beast. i call her Mighty Mouse because she doesn't shy away from anything. The driver says to get on and she gets on. Not bad for a woman who likes to dress in designer clothes and has a manicure every two weeks. If I this Safari doesn't kill her off, nothing will...

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