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The road trip from Jammu to Srinagar had some of the most stunning scenery i've ever seen. The driver thought he was in a rally though, meaning stops were few and far between and the only photos i got were ones taken blindly by poking the camera out the window and hoping for the best. We were on the longer, scenic route due to land slides blocking the main road in multiple places, which i mentioned in the last blog entry. We drove through valleys, up and around huge ...
... the jeep driver came round who would be driving us to the start site. He said he treks aswell, seems odd that he treks but ok. We didn't like him, he sat and starred at us and had an unpleasant feel about him and dark eyes. We began to feel a bit dodgy about the decision we had made to go. In the evening sahid was incredible intense, he was all over the place. He smokes pot but it has an effect on him I have never seen. He switched from topic to topic couldn't focus spoke a lot and ...
... Oh, dear!" but so far, believe it or not, no smelly people! The air stinks of atmospheric B.O. but the people? No problem! Anyway, we valiantly wade into the swarm. Someone who this time we think is actually an airport employee comes to our rescue. It's a few words at a separate door, a flash of ticket and passport and we're in. This places us directly in front of another security pat down! Our asses have been squeezed more than the last avocado on ...
... and offers better wifi and site seeing. The afternoon or morning could be used to explore some of the oldest Gompas in the region (albeit not grandest), and I'd enjoy my last Tibbetan dinner before heading into the Kashmir Valley. Also, what we found is that very recent construction work has left the Leh - Srinagrar road vastly improved compared to our sources of research, and so the journey can easily be done in one day if a traveller so chooses. Although I think we caught Kargil at ...
... by rivers.
We looked around the Dal Lake and stopped at the beautiful Mughal Gardens. The whole place is surrounded by massive mountains and has a different feel from the rest of India. It is more peaceful and what is special is that it is clean! Not as much rubbish on the streets is quite a unique view here.
We had some Punjabi veg food in the evening (as that is all our driver Anuz will eat), and left back to our houseboat to crash for ...