Fri 15th January 2010
Indian folk do not like to disappoint and saying ‘no’ is not an option, generally speaking! We picked this saying up from the Austrian girls and it just about sums it up.
This is our last day here and already I do not want to leave, we have already make tentative plans to come back here again and spend a month at least over the Desert Festival weekend next year which falls on the full moon in Jan/Feb. I have fallen in love with Jaisalmer, it is a magical place with the friendliest of people.
Our last evening was spent at a little restaturant in the fort that we had visited earlier in the day for chai and smelling the aroma that was rising from the kitchen, dragged us back for another but most special thali made by Jamon.
We were so pleased we did as he proved to be the most enthusuaistic cook and after asking him how he made paneer (curd cheese) Mike was taken to the tiny kitchen and had a personal demonstration. So, we shall not being buying paneer again in the UK as the mystery was shared with us. He also shared many other secrets to his sauces which we recorded, if only we had visited him sooner, he was willing to teach any of his dishes to us, how rare is that?
This was taken on the way home just down from our hotel, a typical scene at this time of night, the dogs looking for snacks after the scraps are turned out. Complete recycling, the rubbish does not lie around here for long here even the cow pats are removed for selling for fuel.