De-Laila Group of House Boats
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... and see a huge flock of ducks. I inquire of the cook if one of them might be on the menu tomorrow night, and he says "Why not?" Anything is possible here in Kashmir. We have delicious fried fish for dinner tonight, and some fresh boiled spinach. Internet is spotty, so I don't think I will try to post photos. We're having a re-do of the boat trip at some point during the next few days since it was so rudely interrupted by the rainstorm. We'll hope for dryer ...
... prove their manliness by kicking themselves in the turban and then goose-step back. Amongst all this the flags are lowered and taken away, there's a bit more fist shaking and then the gate is closed. What I can't work out is how all this is meant to lower border tensions! The ironic thing is that when we arrived the gate across the border was actually shut and the first soldier had to slam it open (almost knocking his commander out) just so that they could close it again?!
... trying to sell it to you. Which continues my love / hate relationship with (tribal) Muslim areas. Personal history aside, it's the no (or at least underground) drinking and lack of interaction with the women that are the negatives. But, away from tourists spots, the people are very friendly and inviting, know how to treat a guest, and they have a rich culture and festivities. Kashmiri men take a lot of pride in their beards. These aren't long, bushy beards, but short ...
The plan was to go to the National Park in the morning at 8 , but it was raining . Waited till 10, then Ashraf decided to postpone it. Instead seven of us went to the museum. 50 rupee (around $1) entrance fee and no photography allowed. A shabby place, but they seem to be close to completing a new building. The first room had interesting carved stones and tool from archaeological digs, the second was a motley large collection of stuffed animals ...
... our journey to start at 8AM, as scheduled.
We bid adieu to the staff of Paradise Gateway, thanking them with the bottoms of our heart for their excellent hospitality and the amazing quality of food served during our stay.
We also had new cabbies and guide, who had c0me to Srinagar all the way from Ladakh, just the previous night. But they also had their share of sleep, and we all were ready to attack the peaks.
Today, our trip ...