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... the very steep stairs are places where locals sell refreshments, fruit, snacks, cucumbers and the like. What I find distressing to watch, is how all food and drinks are carried up these steep steps by human porters. With a bamboo pole over their neck they carry weights of 70 or 80 kilo - considerably more than their own body weight. Their muscles are strained to the max, their face often contorted by the pain and strain, sweating and panting, I find it a ...
... impression of life size bonsai trees. We wake up early and our relatives bring us with the subway to the fast train station. This fast train has a different status from the regular train, and also different stations - usually farther away from the city center. They already bought tickets for us online, and at the station we have enough time for breakfast. Then we hoist our backpacks, which seem to weigh more as our ...
... the town, which we just caught in the nick of time with the help of a local police man! So we were set and then Gabrelis had a marker on his GPS map from yesterday so we hopped off the bus. However we all looked around and decided it was not the same place so we turned to get back on the bus at which point he drove away! Not ideal but we did eventually sort out for a taxi to take us straight to the train station, via a ...
... until the very very end of the meal! Luckily some of the guys had ordered some more chips so I wasn't holding anyone up, and it was tasty so worth waiting for. By this point, although early (pre-8pm), we decided that it was time for bed. A few of us were planning to get up for sunrise so we especially needed the sleep. The room had blackout curtains which combined with minimal sleep last night and tired bodies meant most of us fell straight to sleep, in a very comfy bed with lots of ...
... 30 minutes we took a break to eat some snacks.. We ended up consuming the entire tupperware full of pakora a traditional Pakistani food that Ali's mom had made us. At this point we had no idea how we were planning on making it up the mountain before dark. We started at 12:45. It was supposed to get dark around 6:30. Most of us ditched our ponchos at this point and wrapped them around our backpacks instead.
It definitely got colder as we ...