I checked out on Wednesday, but left my bag at the hotel during the day, as the bus wasn't due to leave until the evening. I would say that it worked out in my favour in the end, because I got to watch the beginning of the Jaisalmer festival.
I watched the camels and their colourfully dressed riders march through the streets from the roof of a restaurant, which was pretty cool, and then I went over to the stadium where they were all assembled. There was lots of displays, and although the festival lasted for several days, I had to catch a bus within a couple of hours of the official start. It was still good to see, hear and smell it all though!
The bus journey to Jaipur was certainly not as comfortable as a train ride, and when I arrived at six in the morning, all I had the energy to do, was check into a hotel and veg. It was a waste of a day, because i was due to leave again on the Friday, but I was so shattered, it was definitely the right thing to do.