My top 5 of the trip
1. Lunch with the storyteller
Hungry, tired and looking for a place to relax at, I was wandering in this 860 years old Jaisalmer fort. There was something about this house with a small gate which was captivating. I found myself climbing up these straight stairs to an old woman eating food. She must have been over 80 years in age. I asked, ‘Amma, khana milega? Thak gaya hu.’ That beaming smile on her face recited a million stories that moment. For the next 2 hours, we talked about the fainting memories of her childhood, getting married at the age of 12. not being allowed to step out of house, the married life then among other conversations. I learnt how to cook gatte ki sabzi. The simplicity in her being and gratification she was carrying took away a lot of significance from my life that moment.
For a scrumptious meal and dadi ki kahaniyan, Vyas meal service is a must to go.