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... more than we have for their Kashmiri adventure, so Akbar, being the most connected man in the region, has had the place opened specifically for them. This is a private party! The kids eat and head back up to the hotel leaving Julie, Akbar, Michael and me. Smoking and drinking are permitted and Michael has patched his Ipod into the place's big on volume short on tone sound system, giving the place a certain Dutch vibe. We actually have some ...
... the lake and the floating gardens, but is also used by the locals, for transporting as well as selling fruits, vegetables, flowers etc.,
We encountered lot of Shikhara's selling fresh fruits, vegetables, steamed corn, cool drinks and snacks, in the midst of the smooth waters of Dal Lake.
The water was cold, and when we drove our hands in the current passing us, we could see that we were literally, moving on top of an underwater world ...
... us to quickly get back in the tuk tuk as people weren't happy we were there! And this is somewhere listed in the book as a tourist attraction :-) Apparently there is some hostility between Muslims and Christians over the claims around the tomb and they might have thought we were Christians coming to denigrate it. Maybe it might have been different if I could have explained I couldn't care less either way :-) We were told by our houseboat owner not to go to the old city on ...
... thinks "Kashmir" has a certain ring to it. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page were originally inspired to write the song that they consider the quintessential embodiment of the Led Zepellin aesthetic after a trip through the mountains and deserts of Morocco. Apparently, "Ouzzazate" did fit the rhyme so they swapped names and chose "Kashmir" because the name itself conjures visions of strange cultures and far off lands. Well, that, or really soft sweaters. I suppose ...
... of water; We hiked to almost 4000 m altitude to the lakes of Gangabal. The daily rituals consisted of finding a stream to brush my teeth, eating omelette from breakfast, hiking a few hours, having lunch (spicy chicken), hiking some more, setting-up tents and finding wood for the campfire, and then eating more chicken. I met several tourists and a lot of gypsies, who were very hospitable and drank Chai tea with salt instead of sugar ...