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... it's let the buyer beware. There are 11 people in this house and he is the primary support so let the rich westerners be damned. Damned, but not robbed. Because Akbar is also a person who can connect, probably in spite of himself, with other people. Michael is promiscuously gay (he boasts a count of seven conquests since arriving in India), he is also an effete, motor-mouthed trust fund baby who throws money around like he's allergic to it. About ...
... teacher, at the ripe age of 58 got in. Well that was it, all us youngsters had to swallow our pride and jump into the water or face deathly ridicule for the rest of the trip. The thrill of feeling the one thousand needles of cold stabbing into you and fighting the breathlessness was incredible. We played in the water for some time and headed back to camp while the sun was still up to get warm.
The lake dip was followed by a Cricket Championship. It was truly hysterical ...
... this, we keep getting told how it cures and aids Ailments. The list is currently at but not limited to: tiredness, coldness, hotness, sleeplessness, flu, snotty nose, sore throat, cancer preventative, assists digestion...
Post the hike, we went to a famous local restaurant called Mughal Darber. Having eaten a full week of vegetarian everything, we joined the "non veg" side of the table and indulged in some famous Cashmiri dishes. Wazawan (literally meaning feast) plate which is ...
Today was all about the party that was organised for the evening.
We all did different things, some went shopping, some went on a shikara ride, I went to an Internet cafe, Ashraf had errand and some just stayed on board.
The staff have been busy all day preparing for the party.
A special chef and kitchen hands have been hired and there were constant sounds of chopping and grinding coming from the kitchen. ...
... wash over me:
Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir.
Let me take you there. Let me take you there
But would you want me to?
Total distance covered: approximately 240kms
Total riding time: 7 ...