Travel Blogs from Manali
... by a passing truck.
When we stopped at a sweet shop to buy some food at about half way, things didn’t quite run so smoothly; I went in and purchased myself a bottle of mountain dew which I was planning on drinking triumphantly when we reached base camp on the real Trek. That was all fine, except when one of the guys on our expedition, Gabriel, bought several of these disgusting spiced-flavoured wine gums, and he, usefully, discarded the small ...
... cafes, jewellery stores and many street vendors. It makes for a noisy spot as taxis and auto-rickshaws honk their horns, competing for the narrow broken streets with each other, the yaks and the pedestrians!
After our first night in a less then comfortable guesthouse we found a nice room, within our budget, just off the street to settle ourselves into for the next 10 days. We were intrigued to discover the attraction of the area with ...
... 8217;t no saint.
I had to do something, anything, so I rode down to the Enfield garage to get my chain adjusted and lubed. The mechanic (a term I use very loosely) wasted no time in proving his complete incompetence by expertly over-tightening the chain and then having the audacity to claim it was OK. It wasn’t. Not even close. It was so tight that it would have probably stripped the teeth off the sprocket or snapped over the first big bump. ...
... our plans. They wish to go back to Kasol and then head off north. I'm not ready for Kasol again - I wanted to stay out here for at least a few days. So I decide on trekking back half way with them, to Barnassi, then going off to Kalga for a day or two. We start the descent down and I steam ahead, with the tunes on. I love this type of trekking - covering lots of ground quickly, watching time just flow by. We hit a tea stall over the bridge and I get ...
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