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Travel Blogs from Katra
... one of the guys narrowly escaped a swat today. He was whip and about 5km before Kargil I noticed I couldn't see him in my mirrors. Not anticipating anything was amiss because he seemed to be the most competent rider of all 3 and the road was perfect here, I retraced wondering what was the delay. 7km before Kargil I came across a group of people helping him pull his bike up off some rocks next to the road. He'd briefly stopped paying attention and clipped ...
... I think juxtaposed by the wholesomeness that runs through Leh and the phenomenal generosity we were being subjected to and the spirituality and uniqueness of our experience at the monastery we were shocked back into the real world.
We ended the day finding a hotel in Honder, a town close to the camels, and drinking local beer with an alcohol % that caused me to become rather flushed rather quickly, more opinionated than usual (oh dear) and chatty. ...
... century, and is home to the Chamba Gompa. Between Hundar and Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes, and (two-humped) bactrian camels graze in the neighbouring "forests" of seabuckthorn. Non-locals are not allowed below Hundar village into the Balti area, as it is a border area. The beautiful village ...
in Jammu and Kashmir in north India on the bank of Indus River. A national
heritage, it is distinct from other monasteries in Ladakh as it is situated on
flat ground unlike others which are located on hilltops. The foundation of the
monastery was ...
... the Lamas who were in-charge of the monastery told us about the history and importance of the place. We then headed to see the huge statue of Future Buddha Maitreya. Sun was shining bright behind the statue and it looked like a Halo.
We were tired and hence planned to go to our home stay which was pre-booked by Salim Bhai in a village named Hunder. The rooms were very spacious and clean and we were place in 2 rooms opposite to each other. After ...
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