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... from my house boat were stunning. A backdrop of mountains, both green and snow capped, all been reflected off the lakes waters. When you've been travelling for a long time, you can almost become numb to some of the wonderful things you're seeing and experiencing. Kashmir certainly makes you think "WOW" again. To get from the shores of the lake to your house boat and vice versa, you have to employ the services of Shikaras. These boatmen will ferry you across anytime of ...
... with a knife seemed out of sorts for tourists and maybe it wasn't a tourist doing the attacking. When I asked him about his ear he said he did it in a motorbike accident a whole new story. Anyway the internet was not working, it has been unpredictable since the flood. We went home and began to pack for our trek all the time telling ourselves loads of people do it. We will be the last to go in the season as it will soon be to cold. The cook came round and Sahid introduced us. I ...
... cigarettes (which he only carries to expedite his morning digestive conclusion). We tell the security screener to take them. He says he doesn't smoke and Steve assures him that these will help him start. He is our bud.
Battery and cigarette free we wait. Steve is making notes in his journal (shout out to Steve Marks; indispensable my brotha!) when security dude comes over to chat. No malice, just hanging with the funny Americans. Even the ...
... etc are so incredibly unique to it. After quizzing a few people we chatted to in restaurants, taxis etc it seems as though about 60 % of Cashmiri's align themselves with India, 15% Pakistan and the rest want independence. In all frankness, the notion of independence seems crazy given that they are not self sustainable at all. With limited agricultural production (farming can only happen for half the year given the climate), and no other major industry to write home about ...
... on and relax.
The old man that was paddling it, was 85, he was a real character.
The river was absolutely stunning with all the house boats turning their lights on as the sun set.
The water was very still.
Srinagar is a very nice place. it would be a good place to spend a few more days here on the Houseboat.
We walked back to our houseboat in the dark as the celebrations continued and got ready for and early start driving towards Leh.