July 15, 2010

Camel and riders at the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India

Location: Camels & riders, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India (26.92oN, 70.9oE)
Date: 30 Dec 2008; 3.30pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

A good friend of mine who have been to the Namib Desert of Namibia was terribly upset and disappointed with “the so-called dessert and camel rides” in Rajasthan. I thought it was humorous for her to expect the Thar Desert to be anything remotely close to the great sandy dunes of Africa. I supposed if the Tourism people of India and Rajasthan did not make such a big deal out of the “desert experience” of Rajasthan, tourists’ expectations will not be so high. Anyway I did not have high expectations when I did the so-called “camel safari” after hearing the feedback from my friend. So I was not disappointed. To me it was just a night out in the so-called desert.

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