I just have to post some images from our camel trek in India. I wasn't all that excited by the idea of riding a camel when I was booking the Rajasthan tour, but it turned out to be a bit of a highlight.
Geographically at this point we were less than 200 km from the Pakastani border - felt like the depths of nowhere. We traveled to the desert hotel by jeep from Jaisalmer, our mini-bus having broken down just as we left the town. The Intrepid tour leader, Uttam, had 3 jeeps organised in a flash, and the bus was at the hotel waiting for us the next morning.
It was cool, this being November. Looking at these photos again reminds of the sounds - just the wind and a distant noise of children and goats, drifting across from the camel-keepers' camp.
There were 13 of us on the 15-day Intrepid trip. Here is the mandatory group picture - probably the only one we took. I love that golden light.