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... nice guy! Just as I was about to give up and call the guesthouse to come and get me, Jaswant's female cousin appeared and had two tickets - one for him and one for me! I have no idea when he asked her to get me a ticket or why he was queuing if she was buying his ticket but I certainly wasn't complaining. He'd even arranged friends to save seats on the train so that I even ended up with a whole bench to sleep on.I shouldn't have been surprised of his answer when I asked what he did ...
... have no reason to doubt him. The smokers take him seriously and as they are edging toward some manner of extinguishing, the cop breaks. The son of a ***** knows Akbar and it turns into laughs and posing for the camera. This was the very best thing that could have happened on our entrance to Srinagar. Now we know we are safe. We carry on but now, instead of simply exchanging curiosity with the locals, we exchange smiles. Each and every person we encounter seems pleased to see us. This ...
... our behavior, I think India is a place where snatching some occasional respite is excusable, if not even necessary for survival! The danger is when we judge a place on our own mentality at the time - we didn't like Srinagar at first simply because it wasn't Leh, but the necessity of travelling is to meet each new place with new eyes and an open heart. I forgive myself, but intend never to make this mistake again.
The next day we discover an authentic "rooftop ...
... and once again I was in disbelief. After lunch we traversed across the other side of the mountain and dropped approx. 1500m vertical to finish off at a hydroelectric plant. We had to hike out 30 mins to get back to the road and then caught a taxi back to Gulmarg (after the boys in the group got a shave from the barber in town interestingly enough). The trip back turned out to be quite the event as we negotiated our way between buses, taxis and army trucks on ...
Hmmm, all seems a bit fishy. Seems like everyone here is "Trust no-one. But trust me". Well, better to be safe than sorry.
And did I meet some more people?
- English couple - Leeds students! "We came to Kashmir because of the Led Zeppelin song, "That's why we came to India!". (But I bet they've never been to Tucson, Arizona...).
- Local guy invites me into ...