Travel Blogs from Manali
... fish thali meals, or poortta with fried chicken. It is all cooked in coconut oil, but it doesn't smell as I had expected it to. We alway remember Zara and the discussions we had about the virtues of coconut oil to cook in, we must be getting much healthier here eating all this coconut oil. We usually do that for lunch and then eat at more up market restaurants at night, so that Mark can have a beer before dinner. We are really over having ...
We went to bed rather early and slept pretty well. When we woke we ate
french toast for breakfast and drank many more cups of tea. We took our
driver up to see some temples around Manali while it continued to rain
more. That evening he dropped us at the top of the hill in old Manali
and we walked down through the village looking at the village life.
Women cutting grass from the roadside and carrying on their ...
... so we can’t complain at all.
Thirdly, teaching. Our teaching consists of a lot of marking and correction of English at Kings, but we’re gradually finding our feet and becoming a bit more involved in the class teaching. The frequent power cuts that turn off the ceiling fans make it outrageously hot which is probably the worst thing. But they’re all good kids and it’s a laugh and feels structurally very similar to an English primary school. We try ...
... a very bad dream, leaving behind no evidence of their existence. Still, I was reasonably sure we hadn’t imagined them. All would have been well except for the fact that every time we reached a small community the road turned to dirt, the air to diesel clouds and light traffic to congested insanity. Already, I missed the peace and quiet of Ladakh.
After about 45 minutes, just when my heart was beginning to sink at the thought of hundreds ...
... read. He even said the yesterday that he was sick of TV and wanted to read instead. Words I have never heard before!
Well that's just about it. We are taking a bus to Delhi tonight--a 14 hour bus ride, deluxe bus with fully reclining seats for 1000 Rs each. Then we will check into our fancy hotel for our last three days in India. Then back to school and work! I'm looking forward to getting back to my old life after having been away all summer at my ...
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