Skip to main content

New arrival

DAY TWO - Jodphur to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Big news of the day - my bag finally arrived at 7am, 50 hours after I had, and in just in time to join it's other new bag-friends on the roof of the car for our 6 hour road trip to Jaisalmer.





On the way, our driver Singh announced we were 2 km 's away from his village and we asked if we could pay a visit. We turned off the main road, full of pot holes for a couple of kilometers down a dirt track tunnel surrounded by high crops. Singh's house had two bedrooms downstairs, a store room and a kitchen facing a dirt courtyard.

Each room had a concrete floor, scored to make out a tile design with different colours, giving the effect of the tiles. Behind the house was an immaculate squat toilet and a room upstairs which was Singh's and his wife's.

Within moments of our arrival tea was produced and Singh's Father, Uncle and friends appeared to welcome us. We shared French chocolates and sat on outdoor beds sharing photographs of our families with our cameras and iPads.




Our car at Singh's house



Sharing photographs and family stories


Singh's mother welcomes us at her house

We stopped off for what turned out to be a dodgy lunch but which was a welcome break from the car at the time. As we get closer to Jaisalmer and the Pakistan border, just 40 km's away, we notice the standard of the roads get better. Despite the promise to open an airport at the city, the only way in for tourists remains to drive.




Arriving at the Mandir Palace hotel, Jaisalmer
We are happy with the choice of heritage hotel in Jaisalmer, our medieval rooms are quirky, each one different but with all mod cons, AC & WiFi. We are here to explore the 9th century Fort, the desert sand dunes and the intricate stone carvings of the beautiful buildings.

We are taken up to Sunset point to view the city, it is packed with tourists so we watch the sunset and quickly leave back to the calm of our hotel.




Little Wandering Wren

Location:Jodphur to Jaisalmer, INDIA

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Anyone for Tennis?

At the Australian Open qualifying tournament... 

Are you ready for the first Grand Slam of the year? The Aus Open starts next week (Monday 13th - Sunday 26 January) but Melbourne is already in full swing (ha ha) with tennis players and tennis action. 


You can pay to watch some of the top seeded Men's players in action at the Kooyong Classic, just down the road. Or, you can join me for what I say is one of the best value tennis, indeed let's say sporting tickets in the world. The Australian Open qualifying tournament (Jan 8 -11), where you can wander in for free. Yes free!

The 'Qualies' is one of the secret treasures of the Aus Open where players compete and must win matches on three consecutive days to secure one of the last remaining spots in the main draw.
For the past seven years we have been a host family for tennis players, which is how we have become so familiar with the highs and lows of this lead up event... 
So would you like a sneak peak inside Melbourne Park, whi…

Keep Calm And Birthday On!

So far I'm onto my fourth country celebrating my birthday. Usually, I don't fuss much about birthdays, I'm not one for the big girls night out, or to treat myself with a big splurge... 
But this year is different. I've moved country. I now have a new visa in my passport enabling me to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand until May 2018. I'm away from the kids and the dog and Mr Wren looked at his work calendar, scratched his head and declared a meeting with dinner on my birthday.

I thought for a moment about pulling the old 'I can't believe you've got a meeting with dinner on my birthday AND it's International Women's Day' complaint, but wait a moment, no... That's a perfect excuse to celebrate with everyone, everywhere! 
'Hey, but I thought you said  you never bothered much about birthdays...'
I can hear him call out as I am part way to booking a flight to Malaysia and using all his Airmiles for a return trip to the UK!

He's right, I&#…

Bangkok Blogger

Life is not about finding ourselves it is about creating ourselves! George Bernard Shaw

Cooee! It's me calling in from Thailand. Sorry, it's been a while, it's been a tad busy. Still, we've not done badly. We've moved into our temporary apartment and are well on the way to finding something more permanent. We're overlooking the American Embassy compound, which is acres of impressive greenery in amongst the high rise buildings. I love it, I can even hear the little birds sing in the morning.
So welcome to my new life as .... drum roll please, Hmmm actually, I have no bleedin’ idea, so how about Bangkok Blogger for now?
How would you feel if you were to arriving in a new country, where you know no-one, and you're not even sure what your life will entail? For me, it was a feeling of excitement, crossed with a rolling of the eyes, a smile and my 'here we go again' expression. 
Of course, this always happens Mr Wren was away travelling and so I rocked up for …