Jodphur to Jaislmer

MARCH 3, 2013

Leaving Jodphur and heading to Jaiselmer now. Had an amazing day of photography today.

Jodhpur – gypsies, farmers, woman laboring in brightly colored saris, pigeons and shit everywhere, an amazing palace being set up for a Bollywood wedding…hundreds of metres of curtains made from fresh marigolds…incredible.

300km of huge pot holes and little roads, crazy speeding drivers down little back country roads with ALOT of horn honking, cows, goats and monkeys that are all sacred and therefore wander freely and with confidence (it’s kind of funny meeting confident cows).

Incredible and proud hardworking people who live out here in the Thar desert… No natural water source.  Very superstitious, gypsies, farmers, goat herders, stick collectors, cow dung cake makers, fortune mystic men….. We’ve met, hung out with and photographed some amazing people.

Jaiselmere  – sunsets, camels, mud hut villages with Seik musicians, wood fires, magicians, women making the best looking food cooked over small fires in the sand, tried to get permission to visit the Pakistan border for photos, arguments with the army, masons, farmers, policemen,  living fort with  wonderful views over the desert, Jaine temples, Jaine pilgrims 40 degrees C –  very very hot.


- Written by MARCH 3, 2013

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