We spent one night in a village called Khuri in the desert and now we are in Jaisalmer. The desert was an amazing experience. We went to the dunes by camel and enjoyed the sunset. The sand turned red and we were so amazed that it is difficult to explain. We slept in a tiny round hut after having dinner outdoors (there were so many stars) while some desert people danced and actually managed to make us dance with them. We had the heaviest blankets we've ever had, so despite being in the desert, we didn't freeze to death at night. It was soooo nice. Now we are in Jaisalmer, the golden city. It's like entering a fairy tale. There is a fort surrounding the whole city. The activity inside the fort is so big that I was taking pictures non-stop (well, you know me...). The town is full of havelis, jain temples and hindu temples. This place is just enchanting.
And well, this internet connection is very slow, so it's proving difficult to hang photos on the web, but we are managing... One day, you'll have them all. I'd like to write more about our impressions, the huge cultural shock, the misery, the food... and so many other things, so I'm hoping to find a good Internet cafe soon. For the moment, this is it! We only managed to attach four new photos (to the entries we wrote these past days), so go and check them out!!!!
For our parents' peace of mind, I just have to say that there's hardly any mosquitos, we are taking the malaria tablets everyday and our stomach works perfectly. So everything is going surprisingly well and we're really happy and enjoying all these new feelings and sensations. So much!
Tonight we'll be having mutton curry in the hotel's rooftop with a few friends, our driver Nand Singh among them. We're looking forward to that, as you can imagine.
A big hug to you all and we'll keep you updated.
Idoia & Mikel.