Hotel Centre Point
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- Refrigerator in room
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... for a cup of chai and a very dry biscuit. There is a sign here that claims it to be the second coldest permanent town in the world. Temperature -65 degrees. I doubt the claim as surely Canada, Alaska & Iceland can better that, but anyway it's pleasantly warm today. The road deteriorates again and we have to stop at a military check point and fill in a long form. The mountains are getting steeper and the road is passing through steep shale overhangs ...
... to Akbar's and we meet them at the houseboat. Soon after we arrive a couple of Akbars friends come to join us. Akbar has explained that his is an old and well-known family. There was a time when they held much more wealth, though their possession of the some 30 floating rooms on an array of boats still places them relatively high in terms of station. Our meeting his two friends, both very fluent in English, both very successful and well turned out, substantiates his ...
... to self preservation. One recurring theme of discontent is the corruption that seems to operate at every level of government, even ourselves we have seen local bus drivers give bribes to checkpoints as we bounce unsubtly through - the timid Sri****r driver included! Although to be fair, the merits of trading a handful of rupees against half an hour going through passports at midnight on a chilly mountainside might be forgivable.
Of the people we have spoken to in ...
... greeted at the airport by a friendly guy who took us directly to our pre-booked accommodation with the Amina Group of Houseboats on Dal Lake, the beautiful lake that borders the city of Srinagar.
We were invited to stay at this particular houseboat by Mana Jugoo, one of its owners, a very friendly man we had met earlier in our travels at Varkala Beach. Mana promised us that his family would take very good care of us if we chose to stay with ...
... asking for directions and checked his rout at every opportunity. Leaving the farmland we returned to the mountains, even by the high standards set earlier in the trip the scenery was stunning ranging from alpine meadows to steep pine clad woodlands. The scenery may have been pretty but there was no let up in the military presence, at one check point we had to write our details in a rather empty log whilst an army chap made a phone call about us to his seniors, I get the idea ...