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The plan was to rise at 5.00am for a trip by shikara to the floating fruit & veggie market. All the produce is grown on the floating islands and the market stalls are all boats with the customers all in boats too. I must have been dead to the world because when the butler tried to wake me I didn't stir. He came back at 5.15 and did wake me. I shot up and dressed but the party had already left. Bother. Still it was ...
Next on the program, we went up to Lamayuru Monastery and had the opportunity to sit with the Lamas for their prayers in the temple for a good 15 min. Quite a buzz! I might want to stay @ Phuktal for a few days just so I can experience more of this inner peace. We then came back home stopping at Phyang Festival for a few ...
... Maid Orange Juice. Peppered in near some villages were military barracks. Vehicle traffic continued to be light with about half of them military vehicles.
Silly Man Tea
We rejoined the road back to Khalsi in time for a highly anticipated lunch at Samya's Garden Restaurant. We ordered 2 Korma, 2 Garlic Cheese Nan and 2 Mint Tea! The helpful proprietor came back from the garden with a few sad sprigs of mint. ...
... are. It does explain the bailey bridges everywhere, but we would tank the army would like the roads to be a bit faster. Maybe it tells us a lot about the efficiency of the Indian military.
Our first monastery was Likir, built more than 500 years ago. Again, the setting is, to us, as interesting as the monastery. Set on a cliff face, overlooking a valley, it was notable mostly for the large statue sitting behind. In the rooms, we learned about ...
... in use. They were of an ingenious but simple design, each contour channeling water into the next lower one, providing precious water to the fertile valleys below.
It was the first time that Sonam had actively participated in our discussions. He spoke excellent English and was a mine of local information. Apparently drivers in this region are (understandably) well paid and earn more than the guides. Sonam was working ...