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Oh boy, Manali. Let me tell you about Manali. Namely, the bus. It involved me getting in a taxi from my hostel, being dropped off on the side of the road, not getting on the bus, then getting on the bus, then getting off and running to another bus to change, then that bus rolling away out of site without me on it, then waiting an hour as the sun set into dark in God knows where in Delhi, getting on ANOTHER bus with the number plate 3570, or what is 3750, I don't ...
... bed and then again in the morning). The family was lovely and we once again felt so grateful to be welcomed into their home and their lives. Our final morning we once again woke early and ate a wonderful breakfast of eggs, tirik, and curd. We were out the door by 830 and began our final ascent up the pass and then the long decent toward the main road to Kaza. After 4 hours we reached the main road and continued walking and hoping for a ride the remaining 15 km. ...
... leaving their family behind in Tibet. When calling their family, they still have to make sure not to mention where they are currently located and to avoid any talks about the Dalai Lama or politics as all phone calls, especially of Tibetan households, are very closely monitored by the Chinese government. These students asked me to tell all my friends in Australia about their situation because the more people that know about it, the more likely that one day they will be able ...
... us to our deaths.
In the end though, it was our lack of oxygen which had stopped us from going very fast, and after much effort and encouragement form each other, we made it to our final destination at 4800 metres- A dull, snowy field surrounded by two boulders to which the first question uttered by someone was; “Is this supposed to be base camp?” And I don’t blame their confusion. All along I’d ...
... the ground… Some of the girls on our expedition, however, who evidently weren’t in a great mood, started having a go at Gabriel, demanding that he pick up the discarded packets immediately. Gabriel stubbornly refused, and so began the heated moral argument between Gabriel and the others; “India is a wasteland anyway!” “But you’re still contributing to pollution, even with wine gum packets!” But that wasn’t the ...