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Camel Safari | Raisar, India

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You may now call me Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Yes, if you hadn't quite guessed the camel safari was every bit as fabulous as I'd anticipated. Not only did I not die of heatstroke or burn to a crisp, I also did not fall off and I'm not too sore either. You could say that I had a spiritual bond with my camel.

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Getting on was a bit scary - don't underestimate a camel's height - but after that the journey was quite pleasant. Camels are fairly sturdy animals and I felt quite regal prowling through the Thar desert. Shame I didn't look regal. I can safely say that I looked like a jazzy ET with my headscarf on, hence why I haven't included any photos.

 How would Hannah pose? 

How would Hannah pose? 

 Fashion-forward, as per

Fashion-forward, as per

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I'm also happy to report that the food was delicious. It was a lot simpler than the food served in restaurants but it still tasted amazing. Whilst food was included, drinks were not. They were ridiculously cheap though and there was a full selection of soft drinks and alcohol. I kid you not: a poor camel had to drag a bottle of rum, vodka, gin and beers along with him, as nothing is more sensible than getting drunk in 40° heat in a desert. I abstained, surprisingly.

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Moving onto our camp - it was so cute! There was a long table, 16 beds, and a toilet tent. After watching the sunset we ate, rocked out to some Indian folk tunes around a campfire, then fell asleep under the stars. Sounds romantic, right? Well it kinda was, aside from the bugs, snarling dogs, and a distant village having a party at 3am. Having said that, I'd definitely recommend doing it if you ever get the chance.

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 Camel carts for the ride home

Camel carts for the ride home

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