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Caravans across the Rajasthani desert

Burning sun

OK, so more like tourists on a camel “safari.” But still, one hell of a day and night in the sand dunes outside Jaisalmer.

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Now that’s one ugly mug

Awww, snap. Someone call a dentist.

Camel drivers (yes, they’re occasionally children) ready a disgruntled beast of burden for his sunset trek in the Sam dunes outside Jaisalmer.

Don’t be fooled, though. These aren’t the caravanserai days of old, when traders crossed the deserts from village to city to palace to village. These people live primarily off tourism — the almighty firangi coin — and a bit of subsistence farming. And they’re still dirt (or perhaps dust) poor.

Now, get along little oont! (Oont, being Hindi for camel.)

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Mmmmm… camel

I'd take a bite...

I’m familiar with camel milk. However, I’ve never eaten camel.

I’d try. Maybe a camel tikka roll? Sounds divine.

Photo is the front of the beat-up fridge in our room in Bikaner. (Look, finally a photo from Rajasthan.)

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