desert boy guest house, hotel

Desert Boy Guest House Room are kind of seedy but with good decoration, each with its own style, beautiful view, beautiful settings. Like all hotels in the fort, it is noisy (people noise in the alley, dog noise outside). The hot water is working in some rooms. Every room has around 2 to 5 mosquitoes in December. Some rooms have hot water. The honeymoon room looks nice but no hot water. Room 5 is noisy, poorly decorated, and with broken geyser. But the staffs are helpful, making the stay a pleasant experience. Check out is annoyingly early 9:00am (same as other hotels) All room prices are randomly negotiable, around 100 to 200 rupees variations. Rooms range from 250 to 900 rupees depends on quality and negotiation skills.

Camel Safari at the Desert Boy guest house: It is "off the beaten track". It is both positive and negative. No ruins, no temples, no beautiful sand dunes, but also no carpet shops, or annoying salesmen. It passes through many small Indian villages along the way. They are pretty polluted by modern tourism. Kids aggressively compete for goodies. But most (probably all) people are friendly.

Taking photos are not easy; the posted photos are largely polluted. Good photos are only possible when sneaking around and stealing shots, which is very difficult to do.

Food is good tasting, with small variation. Make sure you don't look at how they clean the dishes.

Blankets are horribly dirty, not particularly warm; pillows seemed to be pissed by camels. But sleeping under the stars is romantically beautiful and pleasant (except with field mice and beetles sharing your bed).

Nice and gentle camels. Cleanness is debatable.

Guides kind of speak English. They are usually polite to male travelers. Overall, it is a mildly positive experience.

Info F 8.0 1/250 with Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Date 2004:12:15 08:56:09 Make Canon
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Height 1536 Flash On, Red-eye reduction
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