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Travel Blogs from Mandi
... glass and nails and of course dog poo! Not a blade of grass in sight. The fitness gear was non-existent and the temperatures were around 6C during the day without anything resembling heating! That was fine for Megs and I sharing a bed though. Ahhh, I just loved it!! I appreciated everything that we DID have including a wonderful Amala that cooked us amazing Tibetan and Indian meals every meal time.
It was great watching our new daughters ...
... great! Have a really interesting chat with Ella about travelling and what's its like. She tells me my blog has really moved her, which was amazing to hear!
I then head off to the distant but loud sound coming from across the lake. Some Hindu/Indian style drumming and singing! I walk over and peer in on the action, taking a few snaps. A large group of Hindus gathered around the temple and ...
... ended after some food and I went to retire in probably the worst room I've had so far, for the money I was paying! It was weird - I'd technically slept in worse places (ie. lack of facilities etc) but this place was just dirty and the taps didn't work etc. I just wanted out!
So today I left as soon as I awoke. Got a tuk tuk to the main bus station and sussed out the next bus to Rewalsar. It's so easy. You just ask a few conductors or locals and they help you ...
... to myself as I half reluctantly smiled at him; he's right, I can chill. No one's actually out to get me here. He asked me of my destination and quoted me a steep price for Mandi in a taxi. I shook my head like a bargaining Indian, and said, 'That's way too expensive! I'm going by bus! I'll get a taxi to the bus station for sure though".
Then, as if by magic (the shopkeeper appeared, perhaps would be appropriate here?), his ...
... the Beas was once a formidable barrier to the famous conqueror Tamerlame and his army when he strode into and across the Indian sub-continent.
The trip to Mandi was very attractive. Luxuriant moist coniferous forest clad the steep surrounding mountains, interspersed with tiny terraced farmlets. We were fascinated to see a plethora of ferns and palm trees clinging to the edges of the river. It seemed strange to see "rainforests" at such ...
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