Hotel Angel's Inn
Travel Blogs from Manali
... br> The afternoon was spent exploring Old Manali and walked through the nature park down to New Manali. We walked down 'the Mall' however realised quickly we preferred old Manali so got a rickshaw back up the hill.
Having reached the bridge we wandered back up stopping for a coffee enroute. Sitting in a roof top terrace we were offered a free fresh lemonade and then had a super strong cappuccino.
Next we decided to take a caffeine fueled wander ...
... lovely word creations that almost seem designed to bring a smile to the faces of the adults around her, including her old classic "efelant", as well as a new concoction: "pop-peep-pull" for popsicle. (Tawan makes her these lovely, all-natural popsicles out of watermelon that even Uncle Randy loves to eat.)
Oceana just told me that she had a dream during her nap this afternoon. I asked her what she dreamed about, expecting it to be something like ice ...
Manali, finally we could relax our brains. The
pace of life is considerably slower in Manali, as you'd expect with a
small town in the foothills of the Himalayas. We'd been given a
contact in Manali by a friend. The contact was of a gentleman named
Rishi who is in the process of setting up a travel agency with his
cousin Babul (Babul is his friend really but Indians insist they're
all cousins). On our second night in Manali we stayed in ...
... to get a final ride in before trekking back down through the valley in the afternoon sun. Seriously such a well run tour by Fred and crew and so much fun. We met the crew from the trip later that night at Hangout Bar and went to Johnson Hotel to party up local style. A great way to end the trip! The rest of Manali was spent exploring the nature and chillin. We walked 3km to nearby town Vashist, to find Jogini Waterfall. Someone told me you could ...
... cafe, I just saw the couple from Iceland walk by. It makes it feel like you actually know people.
Same goes with the driver. These drivers do this route, and only this route. In the beginning I would question his driving tactics: why turn so wide here? surely going left was better? But after being proved wrong over and over, and that he knew what he was doing by the end of the drive I trusted him completely. There were a couple tight spaces that I was quite impressed ...