And a rather impressive fort!
03.11.2012 - 03.11.2012
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Patch wasn't the only one to wake up feeling worse for wear this morning! Poor Tammy was not feeling her usual chirpy self and we were both very tired after her 5.30am sleep walking! But up and out we went, for a tour of Jaisalmer Fort.
The fort is one of only two in India which still exists as it did in previous times, with 3000 people still living and working inside it. It was spectacular! By far the most impressive things were the intricate stone carvings on the exterior of the buildings. Beautiful! We also visited two Jain Temples which were also very beautiful inside and out. After exploring the narrow streets inside the fort and stopping for a rather extended drinks break at a bar overlooking the city, we made our way out into the old town. We visited a few amazing mansions and then went to a local textiles shop where the owner showed us his very beautiful wares, at which point Tam and I went googoo eyed over various stunning bedsheets and wall hangings. We've restrained ourselves somehow for the time being, but the textiles over here are gorgeous and I don't see any hope of us holding out for very much longer!!!
Then back to the hotel for a quick swim in the pool (yes, you heard me - pool!) before showering. As we have no chance of topping last nights antics we have decided to have a chilled out one tonight - room service and maybe some Game of Thrones.... Brilliant!!!