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... green valley where Manali is. The valley reminds me of views I have seen in Switzerland. The consequence of the mass exodus is a road that is horribly jammed with traffic, and our 10-hour drive turns into a 14-hour drive. It has all been thrilling, but exhausting. We grab a quick dinner at the hotel and retire to our rooms to enjoy the wireless internet, which we've been missing for about a week ...
... my way through it.
Do we know why we’re pulled in certain directions? Why some of us find truth in science and others in philosophy? We’re all dealing with the same questions. Who am I, Where do I come from, What is my purpose, How will I make this life meaningful. The trick seems to be that we find a variety of ways to answer them. That’s the beauty of the human condition. 7 billion answers to the same conundrums; all of them ...
... and upon our return to Manali, after Leh, we stayed in Babul's
camp. Babul's family have a small camp site by the river with some
hotel rooms also. We ate with both Babul's and Rishi's familes a
number of times. It was very refreshing to see a nice calm family
orientated side of India.
After our second night in Manali we hit the road
for a two day drive to Leh (on the aptly named Leh-Menali highway)
with Babul's cousin (also not a real cousin) ...
... it and look out across the valley and despite signs saying no entry, I couldn't resist (sorry mum)! John got charmed on the streets by cobra snakes. The guys were super chill and even while the cobras were attacking them they just laughed saying 'it is safe', then afterwards wanted more money because their job 'it is very dangerous'. I didn't get near them. Then most nights we would sit for a drink/dinner and watch the 'Bollywood' Yaks come ...
... be in the same place for a while and see the same faces for more than a day or a few hours. I hadnt realised how I actually quite miss having the same company for a while, im the only constant thing in my life at the moment! Overall a great experience, lots of time for sorting my thoughts in my head, even if my body was a bit in shock at actually doing some kind of exercise!
My last week in India was at the beach but more about that another time!