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Today is the breaking of the "Fellowship of the Ring Around the Himalayas." Four of our group fly from Amritsar to Delhi, and seven of us continue with a flight to Sri****r in Kashmir. I get a window seat on the flight, eager to capture images of this beautiful land, but we are advised as we are descending that the taking of photos is strictly prohibited. There are lots of clouds and rough weather as we are descending, but the skies clear and it is warm and humid ...
... car could comfortably house 6 adults, and would take us to stage 1 in about 10 minutes. As we slowly swayed in the cable car, looking at the snow capped mountains ahead, we also noticed a trail below, which was dotted with enthusiastic hikers, who were beating the heat and the heights.
We relaxed in the cable car for a while, absorbing the beauty surrounding us, and greeted by rows of pine and chinar trees, and it seemed like, they are handing over ...
... cautiously walking he led my mom by holding her hands. Half way through met up with some guys pulling sledges and they help us up the slippery slope. Turn out those sledges were our ride.
Those 4 guys pulled their sledge with us on it .we feel pretty bad for them pulling us especially I'm not a lightweight either. One we reach the top they showed us some stunt with their sledges. Then we were told to sit on the sledges again this time they sit in the front ...
... swing through his tiny guesthouse to pay homage and drink tea with the legend.
He is the most unlikely guru in South Asia in that he doesn't preach or seek followers or even think of himself as any kind of holy man yet people flock to him just the same. He exudes the contentment of a man who has found his place in the world and wants nothing more from life than to be left alone to "make good enjoy." Though he's had plenty of offers from ...
... prayers from the mosque. That was until we got to the first market where the haggling between boats started. It felt like we had been transported back in time. After tea we then headed for the next market and the sun had finally started to show through, unfortunately the rain soon followed. Catherine and I huddled under the blankie which was supplied by Yousuf (and later we discovered it was from our bed). One of the traders ...