Travel Blogs from Almora
These are a few extracts from the diary I kept in India when I was 15. I travelled independently, thinking I was ready and totally mature enough...Please excuse the profanities and pretentious sentiment...I hated almost every minute of this damned trip. God knows how I caught the travelling bug from this experience!
"It's day 14 of the …
4. Citrine Wagtail
5. Blue Whistling Thrush
6. Rufous Cheeked Laughing Thrush
7. White Tailed Robin
8. White Capped Redstart
9. White Throated Fan Tailed Flycatcher
10. Slaty Headed Parakeet
11. Plum Headed Parakeet
12. Himalayan Greater Flameback Woodpecker
13. Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker
14. White Throated Laughing Thrush.
15. Red ...
... place near the bird feeds. This guy was Alan, a fat, short septuagenarian bloke....who had a rather casual attitude..."That's a Hooded Merganser"....he said, as he saw me struggling to read the name..."and that's a Baikal Teal"...."this one's a Mandarin's Duck,...aren't many left these days"....this oldie could identify almost all of them (even though the book faced ...
... or two stone shepherd huts. It was such great fun to experience their unique and isolated culture.
It took way longer than expected to get to the beginning of the hike as we had to take a series of packed shared jeeps acting as taxis, waiting for them to fill up each time. Only had enough time to hike 1.5km to Loharket where we had a nice dinner and went to bed early.
The trek really began. Got up at 6am, had a chai with ...
... 12:30PM before we were definitely on our way to Bhimtal.
We stopped at a road side Dabah ( restaurant) and had a quick lunch of dal, jeera aloo and roti. With the tape worm contented, off we trekked.
We had 325 kms to go and about 6 hours of travel time.
Upon finally arriving into Bhimtal we located our hotel, the Maya Regency. We were warmly greeted and shown to ...
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