We have traveled deep into Rajasthan and we are in camel country. It is dry and hot and the desert is all around us.
At the end of the afternoon, we are invited to a camel ride to see the sunset. Two camels await us outside the reception area since Ashim decided to walk. On command, the camels ‘fold their legs under their bodies’ by first going onto their knees, then bringing their hind down before lowering their front. We are being helped up into a sort of saddle, a very well cushioned affair, and the camels stand up in the same stepwise way – rocking us frontward and backwards as we ascend to the heights of a full standing camel over-towering everyone around us. And off we go!