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Travel Blogs from Manali
... dam we climbed high up the steep side of the lake to about 300m above the water. There was a lot of evidence on the road of land slippage and I feel the risk of a major landslide into the dam is quite high. The consequences can be catastrophic with dam failure in the worst scenario. Quite a lot of wildlife today. Apart from the many cows I saw a team of pack horses laden up with heavy saddlebags, some donkeys, an elderly lady herding a flock of perhaps 30 goats along the side ...
... people lighting candles on the flower boats they put in the river as offerings. This also means no meat. And as there are almost no foreign tourists in Hardiwar (everyone goes to Rishikesh), you also couldn't even get any eggs, taking the pure veg menu a little far for me, as I've been relying on eggs for my protein during my stay in the holy towns.
There was another uncomfortable bus ride to Delhi, but I did meet a man who wanted to practice his English that became a ...
... and traditional tea cosy hats endeared us enough to abandon the approved recommendations of our Lonely Planet hostel bible and we motored off with a cheery taxi-driving hostel owner who first had to deliver a box of chocolates to his sister, if we didn't mind the detour?
Our standard insistence that we really *did* want the cheapest room available this time rewarded us a £6 double room with a distorted door that opened out onto the hostel's quiet little ...
... make a flat noodle.
- Heat oil in a wok, add garlic, ginger, onion, salt, then fry.
- Add tomatoes, black pepper, turmeric, (optional meat) and soy sauce.
- Add the remaining vegetables then fry.
- Add the water and boil, then simmer.
- Tear 2cm lengths off of each noodle strip and add to simmering soup and cook for 2 mins.
- Add salt and other spices (optional) to taste.
- Serve in bowls with spring onion garnish or other herb garnish.=.
- Serves ...
... the best shower I've had in India. Actual hot water!! We ventured out to a nearby restaurant and got some beers in and reveled in our new place, cheering and laughing on almost every comment and discussion. It was great. We went back to the guesthouse and had a smoke with this cool Isreal guys. I hit the sack. Manali - awesome!
In the time I've written this new entry I'm still waiting for my club veg sandwich... oh well... India it is i gues!