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... long time. The structures, crude as they are, are climate controlled by being built halfway into a small rise of muddy ground. It looks like the wrong side of the tracks in the Shire. We reconvene with the others at the Overlook Kashmir and head down the hill into town. This is no one horse town; it's a hundred horse town! Actually, they're ponies, but there are a lot of them. Otherwise it's just another cluster of terminally neglected buildings. We ...
... the itinerary, would place us in the heart of Srinagar, the watery dream location in various Indian movies, Dal Lake.
Though we had driven past almost the entire stretch of the lake, while reaching our hotel on the first day in Srinagar, we were still excited with the opportunity to have an 1 hour ride on the lake itself.
The Dal Lake's shoreline is a beautiful mix of Mughar Gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Though the lake is solid ...
... the time we reached the houseboat it was dark around 8 pm- ish . My mom was not feeling well by then. She had a rest in the room and when we were having our dinner she joined us but she did not eat much.
Anyway after dinner Farooq visited us and requested we make some comments about the house boat. So we obliging did it.
He kindly left us his lap top and allowed us to down load some pictures into my Facebook.
Then it is zzzzz time . Tomorrow back to ...
... a snow leopard, but there are plenty running around up there. There are enough that occasionally the packs of stray dogs will vanish when food gets thin and a 7 year old girl was killed by one last year. Many of the ski guides have encountered them while skiing the backcountry and one of them claimed to have been chased down the mountain when he accidentally stumbled across a mother and her cubs. There aren't many places in the world where big cats are ...
... being the usual accommodation of choice for tourists - and as he was adamant that I could view the houseboat without any pressure to actually stay there, I went along with him. Short and fat Uncle "Peter" Rasul owns at least two houseboats, the neighbouring standard-class "Sea Queen" and deluxe-class "New Sherin", and possibly some others elsewhere on the lake. The "New Sherin" was full for tonight so I ...