Travel Blogs from Manali
... the shot, but I also had to beckon the slightly Chinese kid into the shot as I didn’t want him feel left out. Looking back on the photo however, at Jamal’s devilish grin and then at the slightly Chinese kid’s uncomfortable looking face and strained posture, he seemed slightly unsettled. And I don’t blame him either. If some Indian adolescent had stopped me on my way to primary school to get a farewell photo with him I’d be a bit on edge. ...
mountain views we could only otherwise dream of. After all it is the Himalayas!
If we did it again we would just rent a motorbike with racks and deal
with the odd monsoon shower.You can't seem to rent a car in India
without having a driver as we were told that it is the car owners
responsibility in the event of an accident. We don't know how that
relates to a motorcycle then but one thing we have come to realise , is
that in India, if your ...
... Time to start making a life that I left behind because I'd failed to create a bigger picture for myself. I cannot fail again. There will be no new escape. Though travel will always be a part of my life, it will never be the core. When I leave again, it will be for a purpose. It will be to get somewhere, not to get away.
At the tiny hiking rest they call Triund, I gazed out at all I could find. The peaks, the villages, the men leading their ...
... September 20th 2012: Manali – Swarghat (via Mandi and Bilaspur)
It was bound to happen eventually. In truth, I was surprised it hadn’t happened earlier; after all, it’s hard to travel closely with anyone without the occasional niggle getting blown out of all proportion.
Over the 30 years that I’ve known Tim, I’ve probably wasted entire weeks of my life waiting for him. His unswerving tardiness is a ...
... We couldn't wait to get to the lake and once we were there, it seemed as if we are in different world. We kept sitting by the lake and time flew by. We started to head back to the camp and it became really windy with icy winds blowing. It was also getting dark.
As we neared our camp, we saw a few bikers riding towards the lake. While going uphill, one of the bikes fell. I ran to help and picked up the bike only to realize that the rider ...
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