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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 ...
... big semi modern house, with enormous communal rooms – 2 lounges, a dining room, kitchen, terrace etc. - and no longer occupied by the family who owned it, they lived in an even grander house next door. As there were no other guests, we pretty much had the place all to ourselves and could pretend to be Lord and Lady of the manor. The girls loved the space (and the TV). The downside to some homestays we discovered is that they are (obviously) often located in residential areas ...
... at our lungs, flooding our brains with oxygen in an attempt to gain access to a deeper part of ourselves.
In those moments I felt the flood of emotions that had been buried within me. They’d been hidden, unable to confront in those times that had proved so mercilessly destructive to my intuitive trust. Slowly they revealed themselves, and, with closed eyes, I watched as all the universe came before me. I saw ...
... 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 ...