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Our Travels: Jaisalmer, India. (Part 1)

It’s been a long while that I wrote anything about my travel in India and the last post was my experience in Jaipur. Now it’s time to share my experiences while in Jaisalmer and Agra, India.

The first thing to note, if you decide to take a car to Jaisalmer from Jaipur, which is an 8-10 hours drive away, please do not embark your journey during at nightfall. We had a very traumatic experience and we strongly encourage travelers to either board the plane, train or travel by car in the day. You can check for train and flight timings on and make your booking through the site.

We paid approximately Rs12,000 for the night ride and boy, it is definitely not a ride that you would want to pay for.  The driver picked us up at about 8-9pm from our hotel in Jaipur and we were only out of Jaipur at about 11pm or so due to bad traffic.

I shall skip our terrible experiences on the road and skip to the part where we reached Jaisalmer. We reached outside of the Jaisalmer Fort at about 5am. It was a whopping 10 degrees. We were all shivering and jittering while we climbed up the slope into the fort. Our hotel, Desert Boys Guest House, is located in the fort itself.

Once we reached the doorstep of the guest house, we were ushered to our rooms. There’s six of us and our rooms are all located at three different levels. My partner and I got the room located on the top floor and I was in awe. Both of us literally looked at each other with our jaw dropped.



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That is exactly how our room looks like. It was marvelous. It feels like were royalty. Lol.

Just as we settled down and put our stuff in the room, we stepped out of the room and we were about to witness the sunrise in Jaisalmer. From where we were at, we were able to see villages, the desert, and the horizon. The feeling is surreal.

We showered and took a nap before we head out to the town later in the day.

Here is the address of the Desert Boys Guest House:

Inside Fort
Vyasa Para
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
345001, India

Do check them out if you are visiting Jaisalmer and also, they are really affordable!

To be continued…




Jaipur – The Pink City.


Where do I begin? India is one of those countries that you have to visit at least once in a lifetime. But once you make that virgin trip to India, I’m pretty sure that you will want to come back again.

Based on contrary beliefs, India is just stunning. I don’t even know why people will leave out India in their list. This country has everything that will light up your life. Take Jaipur for example, despite bustled with people and having to listen to the non-stop orchestra piece from the honkings of their motor-vehicles, it has a lot of ancient architectural buildings all around the city.


One good example will be the Ajmeri Gate that is located at the entrance of the main city of Jaipur. This piece of huge art was built in 1727, when the Ruler King of Amer decided to make Jaipur his city. He ordered 8 gates surrounding the city, 6 of which were for his people and the other 2 gates, for his kingdom. This 280 year-old piece of architecture still stand strong and has become one of the tourist spots in Jaipur.

I don’t have much photos to share for this trip except for those that I’ve posted earlier. My phone camera is faulty and I do not have a DSLR with me for now. So readers, please make sure you utilize your camera because India is out of this world. However, I would emphasize that you should keep an open mind coming here. One valuable lesson that I’ve gained from past travels is that to not have expectations when traveling. Clear your mind and go with it. But remember, plan and research! That is the most important of all.

Chand Baoli Step Well @ Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India.


This beautiful architecture was built between AD 800 and AD 900 by King Chanda of the Chauhan Dynasty. This stepwell served as a containment area for water as the state of Rajasthan is known to be extremely dry with little rain.

Interesting fact: At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5 to 6 degrees cooler than the surface!

Puppy Love @ Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.


I’m going to be honest here, I am terrified of dogs. To be specific, stray dogs. However, in Jaisalmer (India), there are a lot of stray dogs roaming around. These cute animals do not bother you and in fact, they are sleeping most of the time. (Who doesn’t when the temperature is cooling and you got yourself a comfortable spot? Lol!)

I snapped this lil one as I walking along the street. He is looking adorable taking his nap. I couldn’t resist the sight of it and decided to take a snap.