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... are still valid today, and are mainly about loving each other, and caring for all people and for the earth. Getting on the ferry for the short 200m trip across the very rough water, we were all given life jackets. All the Indians who cNt swim a stroke chose not to wear theirs, but Mark put his on immediately. So, taking his lead I also put mine on. There's no way I'd be able to swim to shore had we capsized. But the ferry carries about ...
Arriving back in Manali felt much like a return home. Unlike like my first arrival there, where I was fighting an epic battle to control my bowels, I felt comfortable with a now fairly familiar setting; The high street bustling with textiles shops, drum and saphron sellers stalking us, and the long, stinking holes in the middle in of the road where labourers, desperate for work would chip and chizzle away around the sewage pipes in need of repair. Almost as if to say; ...
... so we can’t complain at all.
Thirdly, teaching. Our teaching consists of a lot of marking and correction of English at Kings, but we’re gradually finding our feet and becoming a bit more involved in the class teaching. The frequent power cuts that turn off the ceiling fans make it outrageously hot which is probably the worst thing. But they’re all good kids and it’s a laugh and feels structurally very similar to an English primary school. We try ...
... it was all Tim’s fault.
From Manali, according to my info, it was about 560 kms to Delhi, 260 kms to Shimla or 290 kms to Chandigarh. Tim wanted to be back in Delhi for his birthday on September 21st but the idea of attempting a one-shot, 560 km day sounded like madness. Covering the distance over two days would still put us back in Delhi in time for evening birthday beers and with no set plans for where we would stay the night, ...
... and would not have been possible to reach Chikha before sunset. Jabri camp was at 9000 feet, under the shadow of a mountain with a an impressive rock face on one side and a steep meadow on the other. Saddled between the two and countless streams was Jabri. The perfect camp. We soon realized we would be sharing the campsite with a group of Israeli trekkers. We chose to pitch our 2 tents at the far end, at the edge of the mountain , overlooking the river. In the meanwhile our team ...
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