Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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In the morning the sun was out and we took a stroll to the south side. Here we came across a little beach area which was full of people. There were about 5 or 6 men sat offering to do prayers for people. All the Indians were taking them up on it, taking it in turns to wave flames around and having water dropped on them. We sat and relaxed for a bit and thankfully weren't being stared at or asked for photos all the time ...
... Sunday. So all the locals were wasted and watching TV. Robert fought off a couple of Russian groups and secured the only football (I assumed) fan in India to drive her into the night.
It was a little sad, but honestly the relief at not having to deal with her being a princess about every last thing we did was palpable. We could finally eat where we wanted to when in a group.
... much. But this was not the only celebration. The evening before the "big day" Tim and I went to bed around eleven. At 00:15 someone is banging at our door. Slightly confused we decide to open. Outside is one of the older students telling Tim that there was a call for him, the priest wanted to talk to him. This did not really create the same rush with Tim as it might have with most other people around (he first said that he could call back tomorrow as we were sleeping) but some ...
... place for Christmas because it happens here! There are quite a few Churches here, each trying to outdo the others with lavish decorations, caroling and parades. We missed it, but apparently at midnight New Years Eve they burn a giant Santa effigy - really not sure how that ties in, but oh well! Softies that we are we ended up visiting a lot of Kashmiri souvenir shops, as they gave commissions to the auto-rickshaw drivers if they brought us in. We also learned that ...
... odd intervals, not very spectacular and not the 5 hours we were promised (I thought 5 hours was expecting too much)
We passed lots of coloured lights and lights in trees, I saw a tree with lots of fluorescent tubes in it, they looked like they were growing from it
Some of these floats are quite tall and most of the cables strung across the road very low, it was quite a performance getting under them, sticks and poles seemed to be the tools of ...