Holiday Inn Manali
Travel Blogs from Manali
... kept an eye out for any areas where they might be getting ready for blasting, but the only evidence of that were the trucks we overtook that had "Explosives" written on them, usually with a skull and cross bones as well. After an hour we stopped for Chai at the camp where the second checkpoint was. Still no signs of any roadworks or blasting, maybe our information was wrong, but we were all extremely happy to have made it up this far so ...
... there were more photo ops and then a fast descent to our camp in a cow pasture over the highway from a little village.Besides the cattle wandering through camp there was a cadre of ragamuffins from across the road, curious about everything and looking for sweets. They were adorable and kept their fingers off stuff for the most part. Jo led an afternoon yoga class which they gleefully mimicked . Again, it is very cold. I'm so happy to have my winter sleeping ...
... cloudy mountains and we dropped down into a dark valley through a series of wrenching hairpins where the front of the van appeared to swing out over the edge of the road for a few seconds before landing again. With a good way down to go, the Indian on the back seat started groaning and lurching with a facial expression that looked like vomit. Communicating to us through gestures, we think the second driver tried to explain how this poor soul had taken some substance ...
... to have that full head drunk that red wine gives you.The next couple of days are a bit of a wash out, quite literally.It rained solidly for hours on end and I’d like to say it was terrible as most of you want but I really enjoyed the rain. Getting wrapped up and running from one cafe to the next was just like being at home. We watched dogs playing yaks running down the street and sat in the dark for a day as the electricity blew.The ...
Waking in the darkness to the sound of rain splattering onto the footpath below my window and the tinny ring of the bell on a cow’s neck that lazily strolls nearby causes my spirits to soar.
I am in a guest house in a small village far into the 100+ mile long Manali valley at 6100 ft altitude with a village farmhouse just outside my window.
It is Thursday, August 22 and, having two days gathering supplies for my 90 day solitude retreat behind me, I will ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed