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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 ...
... thinking of that first meditation, of how my own reflection smiled back at me when I gave it away; and instantly a dozen tiny faces light up with appreciation. Watching their beaming faces burst through the humility of their surroundings is an inspiration that’s impossible to describe. I put my hand out for a high-five, and within a fraction of a second I’m seized by two dozen hands. Whatever is good within me, whatever force of immutable acceptance I have for ...
... at counter number 8 then took another form and walked down to counter number 1 and gave it to the nice lady who we first spoke to, she then came up to counter 8 and wrote everything down and gave me a refund of approximately 1/3rd of the value of an AC2 train ticket. See, it's easy.
Later in the day we went back to paradise and got ready to dine out. Once again we were touted and did the same thing, back ...
... 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 ...