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Letter from our honeymoon… the final part

Oh it was bliss – I’ve loved going back through it all and remembering things I’d forgotten – but isn’t that the whole point of photos, and of writing a blog/website/journal – that it helps to keep those memories alive…..

JaisalmerThe city rises out of the desert like a huge sandcastle and is one of Indias only living forts

The sandcastle close up

Tommy’s favourite beer – called Thunderbolt must be very inconsistently brewed as it states that it’s between 8 and 15%!!!

We saw lots of wild camels in the desert on our way between Jodphur and Jaisalmer

Us at one of the Havellis with Jaisalmer in the background

The sandcastle from the distance

Paintings beside the doors to houses

The Camel SafariThis was soooooo much fun – despite my (Kirsty’s) complete fear of any animal bigger than me, I managed to ride the camel quite comfortably and only got off and walked to let Tommy and our guide go for a bit of a canter for a while. After treking through scrubby desert near to the border with Pakistan we reached some deserted sand dunes in time for sun set and as you can see from the pictures these were brilliant fun! We took beer with us which was only slightly (!!) warm by the time we drank it – the desert temperature was 49 degrees C!!!
Tommy photographing himself on his camel

Our camels were both boys and kept eyeing up wild girl camels we passed along the way!

Ranthambhore Tiger SanctuaryWe suffered a real stroke of bad luck with the tiger sanctury as we originally wanted to go at the start of our trip – the hotel then told us the park was closed for the annual tiger census so we changed out itinerary to go at the end of the trip. Unfortunately for us it rained and washed the tiger prints away and the census had to be extended – which meant the park was closed the whole 24 days we were in India! The hotel however made up for it – it was complete bliss!!
Travelling first class on a train for the first time in our lives!!!

View of the 25 tents from the observation tower – they all had walls around them and were totally private – it was just fab!

The four poster bed in our tent!

The peacock is the national bird of India and we saw lots of painted and live (L and R pics) ones

The huge bathroom – the tent in total was bigger than our tiny HK flat – hard to believe but true!

This was as close as we came to seeing tigers….

DelhiWe spent the last couple of days in Delhi but only did a small amount of sightseeing as we wanted some final pampering and relaxing time before heading back to work and all the other hectic things we had planned back in HK


We mostly stayed in Oberoi Hotels which were amazing! We stayed at the Oberoi Armavillas, Rajvillas, Udaivillas, Vanyavillas and the Oberoi Hotel New Delhi. The hotels all have spas run by the Banyan Tree which are just amazing!!In Nawalgarh we stayed at a very interesting little eco resort calledApani Dhani. It has very basic facilities and runs on solar power and biogas and grows all it’s food organically

In Pushkar we stayed at the Pushkar Palace Hotel which was lovely and it being off season only 3 guest rooms were occupied so it was incredibly peacful sitting outside our room looking out over the lake

Close to Chittorgarh we stayed at Castle Bijaipur – this was where the Prince joined us of drinks!!

Again, apologies for the wonky formatting on here ….. but huge thanks for the trip down memory lane, Kirsty xx

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