Travel Blogs from Mandi
... makes the vistas rather murky so not great for photos. And my camera seems to have got damp in yesterday's rain. I hope it will dry out overnight. Otherwise I'll be stuck with iPhone photos. We stop after about an hour at a roadside tearoom for a cup of Indian chai. Small paper cups with milky tea, very sweet. There is a rickety staircase with handrail on one side, up to the roof. No handrails around this viewing platform. Took photos ...
... holidays. He felt that there was no need for his niece to be playing football and wasn't going to let her join the camp. After a few phone calls from our wonderful translator, supporter, logistics and all round go-ffer, Namdol, the amazing Wangla was on her way to join us!
So, because of the lesser turn out it was decided that we would keep all 21 girls at camp for the full 4 weeks but would still do a final cut, down to 16 to take to ...
... 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 ...
... I looked around for a nearby place I could sit and east some decent street food and one place grabbed my attention. I ate some kind of chaana masala and pakora. I engulfed it, asking for more and a chappati! Oh yes! I relaxed and digested my meal.
Next was to find a guesthouse! The crowd of auto rickshaws were shouting for me. I just shouted, 'Anyone know a good guesthouse' for perhaps the sake of it and jumped in the nearest auto. ...
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