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Pushkar to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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(March 2012)


Windmills in the distance! It's hard to see from this picture, but they are huge and spinning fast. Another thing you can't see in the picture: it is mercilessly windy in the wrong direction.


A camp spot that only a cyclist would consider. We were right on the side of the highway, hidden as long as we walked hunched over.


I've no idea what the man in red is saying to that poor fellow with the snake. It took us awhile to realize that the red flamey thing flying in the air was his turban that had jumped off his head due to the shock of being tied up by a cobra.


A man and his sons out working with the camels. They were small camels, young and a little nervous. We stayed across the street to take pictures.


Local housing is built with red sandstone walls and thatch roofs. The animal barn to the right is made of stacked brush.


Bus and passenger.


This is dry scrubby desert, full of pokey sticks.


The animal barns made out of dried tumbleweed may not be rainproof, but they are effective in cutting the wind.


Sand dunes on either side of the road.


Camels look weirder and weirder the closer you get.


Those long necks are perfect for reaching the tippy top branches of the thorn tree.


Baby camels are fuzzy.


Water is not common in the desert here in Rajasthan, India.  When Gretchen found this spot she had to jump off her touring bicycle and stick her feet in. 


See that nice big bike lane where we can avoid getting run over by crazy Indian truck drivers? Yeah, me neither.


Even though it's pokey and sandy, the desert is beautiful.


It's not often you find spaces this empty in India.


We took off across the plain to camp under some trees and found this pond.


The splotches are wasp nests, weirdly pretty but a little scary.


We saw these neat little antelope animals in the plains.


Shaking out the dust, a daily chore in the desert.


Hanging out at the Omlette shop at the gates of Jodhpur.


The blue city of Jodhpur under the towering walls of Mehrangarh fort. Even if you've grown bored of forts, this one is still worth a visit.



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