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We have spent the past two days in Rishikesh, just north of Haridwar on the Ganges River. Rishikesh is where the Ganga flows out of the Himalayas so in addition to the heat, we now have added climbing up hills to the mix. It is beautiful here, although it has been pretty overcast due to the monsoon (which, by the way, we love when it rains). …
... Still hot and muggy but hailing! How, the plumbing in this building was designed.... badly.There was an open pipe from the roof straight into my room and also another pipe running through my roof from the roof terrace and, of course, all the drains and pipes *out* of my room were blocked. My room started flooding pretty damn quickly! It took 3 of us a good hour after the hail and rain had finished to unblock various pipes and clear away the floods. Just as we were ...
... the boat's parlor we can hear the call to prayer, so we step onto the front deck. The sun is setting and the lake on which we sit is mystically shrouded in a blurring mist. Birds cross the sky and just a handful of fishermen in small boats wait like statues on the motionless water. On the far side of the lake, as visible as the poorly conjured memory of a dream, comes a sound. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of voices; open and wailing. There are too many layers, too many tones to ...
... in another form then sit and patiently wait our turn to be frisked and scanned again. Hand luggage is turned upside down, inside out and thoroughly dissected before we are issued with a stamp of approval that gets us past Big Man With Gun and into the next waiting room. Watch a man ride his bike in circles on the landing strip, then help a me,her of airport staff move some chairs - much to his colleagues' amusement. Finally ready for boarding, we have our tickets and ...
The Excellent Adventures of the Royal Enfield Studds – part 5
September 6th 2012: Udhampur to Srinagar
"Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed…"
Upon reaching the state of Kashmir, I'd ...
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