Rajasthan: joy, quicksilver words & a photo ramble

By Emma. Pour l’article de Damien, cliquez ici. For the photos of there, see albums 1 2 3 4 and 5!

Rajasthan is a state that captured my heart entirely. Every moment we spent there was special, magical: bejewelled Jaipur, blue Jodhpur, the perfect otherworldly sandcastle of Jaisalmer, the dunes of the Thar Desert, bright and complex turbans, luxuriant twisting moustaches, sculptors, goat herders and warriors, grace and pride, curled shoes and silken swathes, the eyes of elephants bright with intelligence, the elegant grandeur of times past, being waved into family photos, an extravagant surprise for a milestone birthday, three smiling dressers for one special sari, an overwhelming thali, the keening music of Rajasthani singing, the controlling of uncontrollable whirling, a candlelit pathway of rose and marigold petals, complete happiness, lolloping through the desert on a camel named Bablou, rippled dunes and tribal communities, campfires and laughter, pure colours, ladies returning from a village well delicately balancing their water jugs, a velvet night sky and unknown noises, the brush of sand across my face, the curious rocking gait of my camel and the morning time discovery of aching thighs, the sound of camel bells, a desert tiger cub, the serenity of the desert and an unwilling return to the city, incredible hospitality, clouds of colours, absolute joy and unspeakably precious memories

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