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... was sort of crawling or grabbing rocks with my hands to make sure I didn't slip. Even so getting a purchase on rocks was difficult so I only had very tenuous security here. If anyone who had even the vaguest idea about hiking / rock climbing was watching I'm sure the whole thing would have been hilarious. Predictably with no path at about the half way point we headed in the wrong direction and ran out of further options, by now our canine companion ...
... your delectation. The lights are amazing. After 10pm, you have to get your headphones and then there's a choice of 3 DJs.
"Bye, thanks". "Got a torch", "No, I'll be alright" - on my way back I fall into a m*********** - almost break a leg but fine. Decide to go back, end up getting a lift with assorted people including an Italian who wants to tell me all about bikes which go "2000km one hour, Liverpool Street to London". I'm ...
... on the ground with every step they take – meaning it takes a long friggin time to get round), until I needed to pee and was left with the complex situation of potentially relieving myself on this holy path… Lucile kept a look out (as the small old women walking around reciting mantras under their breath would have probably beat me with their sticks had they seen me) and everything was resolved, and we continued around this narrow ...
... hard. I make the temerarious
decision to chance it and try an escape before snow cuts off the roads.
Only one drop that morning when stupidly I try an use my brakes. Once
onto the main road I tuck in behind a slow moving coach which is carving
a path though the snow. Loosing altitude it the snow gets lighter, then
it starts to rain. Four miserable yet oddly enjoyable hours later I
hold up in Mandi for the ...
... heavy backpack, but I needed the exercise after sitting on the bus all day.
I tried a couple of Lonely Planet recommended hotels - one was full and the other outside my budget - and then I bumped into Mindy and Holly on the way up to try my luck at the Dharma Guest House / Hotel; they had had no luck with the places they'd tried either. Fortunately this accommodation - despite having a large group of ...