Royal Khazir Boutique
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The plan was to rise at 5.00am for a trip by shikara to the floating fruit & veggie market. All the produce is grown on the floating islands and the market stalls are all boats with the customers all in boats too. I must have been dead to the world because when the butler tried to wake me I didn't stir. He came back at 5.15 and did wake me. I shot up and dressed but the party had already left. Bother. Still it was ...
... questions and want answers and Michael was such gaping wallet that we weren't even worth the effort of attempting to extract more.
So, here we stand next to the icy lake, next to a car in the locked compound surrounded by corrugated metal. And here, as the smoke burns, then burns again, Akbar's story flows out. He leans his blocky body back against the car, draws on the smoke and lifts a brow muscular from harboring secret tears like Ann Frank in ...
... was also recommended to us from one of the men in the trekking group ahead, so we thought we'd give it a bash. We ordered green apple curry, made from famous Cashmiri apples. It was a really weird tasting dish, quite sour with the spicy and aromatic flavours of the curry coming through too. We complimented this dish with a safer mutton rogan josh (red colored curry), which was delicious. And of course, predictably assisted our digestion post the meal with some Kewar Cashmiri tea. ...
... another type of lamb meatballs) marrow curry, lamb rogan josh Kashmiri style and a spinach & tofu dish. For desert we got gulab jamun ( a type of dumpling) with ice cream.
The chef was not what one would imagine, somewhat grubby.
A fabulous feast. I managed to try a very small portion of everything.
A band and invited guests were supposed to join us then, but ...
... atop a hill, with buildings surrounding the core temple, which houses the monks, it was a view that I would always cherish. Maintained in excellent condition, with intricate and colourful wooden carvings, lots of prayer wheels, few of them larger than us, and taking a bit of strength to rotate, the monastery offered us a delightful experience.
The monastery leads us from one shrine to another through a series of winding steps, like a maze, and Chell ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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