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INDIA | Wednesday, 27 August 2008 | Views [1017]

okay, so we've arrived in delhi, back from our Rajastan-tour yesterday. It was a lot. After Udaipur, we went back north to Pushkar (close to Ajmer), a city famous for its camels, and the trade of camels and the tourists on the camels... I think you get it: its all about camels there. :)

So, camel- we did. the day we arrived we managed to organize a 2h tour. Our friendly caels took us to the 'desert', where they sand-bathed, and back. We will upload smome pics, I promise (which, bythe way is the new Hindi word I learned :"pakka".only slightly different from "pakka" eaning ripe (as in fruit). Anyway, so the camels got down n their knees when they saw Rodney ,but, surprisingl;y enough, the only thing that tore was Rodneys pantts when mounting the camel. The camel was completely fine, and seemed to enjoythe weather. The camel driver told us, that camels in this time of the year are very pleasant tobe around, since they enjoy all the fresh grass and brushes that are available due to the monsoon season. - We had a really good tie. I felt like i was on top of the worls, and the saddle on top of the world is not as uncomfortable as you might think, let me tell you.

Pushkar was very hot ,though. An excuse, Rodney used to get sick all over again, and then some. He is over the worst by now, but he really seems to enjoy spending time with the AC in the room ;).

If you think we only had our bdys carried by heavenly camels, you're wron though: We (or rather I) did some serious 35deg C in the shade (which was somewhere, but not close to where I was walking) hiking up a hill ontop of which there was a small temple for the god shiwatri (or something like that). Also a friendly shopkeeper of 22 told me how he enjoyed coming up here every day toopen his shop for the past 7 years and how he spends his evenings on to of the hill RELAXING with the local "herbs". Rodney made it to the foot of the hill (okay, maybe the first 3rd), where he decided to kick back, imagine a iecool drink and enjoy the cool breeze and view from under a great tree. He was so relaxed when I got back I thought HE, too had found the herbs. ;)

Okay, so that's it for now. We will spend somne time booking flights and ggetting laudry done before Rodney will head back and I will fly out to Leh on Friday. Mountains: I am COMING!

A word on my physical fitness: ahem. I wonder, If the mountains will notbe quite stern with me the first few days. I have lost some weight and I don't feel like I can punch anyone (as I USUALLY do;)).

Tags: camel, delhi, pushkar, relaxation

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