Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Desert Life

From My Recent Journey In India
Jaisalmer, India, January, 2007
We settle into desert life very easily. It's quiet out here and very peaceful. Every so often I turn around and snap a photo of Aw on her camel. We each carry one bag of personal stuff on the camel's saddle horn.We come across a lot of these large green bushes as we travel. These are all that break up the landscape for most of our journey.Our camels only eat once a day. Nourah spreads out some grain on a blanket for each of our pals. We carry the feed with us.Nourah makes us dinner from scratch. He brings rice and vegetables and the ingredients for chapattis. There's nothing better than the smell of a meal cooking in the quiet of the evening just before the sun goes down.We sit on our camp blankets and watch the sun set through the bush. For me, the Safari is all about this kind of moment. To truly enjoy the experience, we slow ourselves into the moment and enjoy what is, right now.

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