WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats
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... ok but we both had the odd moment when we felt we had made a mistake and this was a bad idea. The next day Today in the morning we went to go to an internet cafe but the family insisted we go with Sahid. We have not left the boat without him which is a bit annoying and makes us wonder if it is really safe here for us. We had only seen one other tourist. Today I also realised that in his guestbook no one had mentioned trekking which seemed odd. Also the story about the tourist attacking ...
... in that queue but apparently they were there for the protection of their sisters, wives, mothers etc.This meant that I was now even further back in the queue and had no hope of getting my ticket before the train left.It was the usual problem of 15 people crowding around the clerk, all shouting and waving money at them so that nobody was actually getting served. I made some tongue-in-cheek complaints to the guy behind me about it all and was lucky as he turned out to be ...
I departed Amsterdam and headed to India. After a stopover in Moscow, I arrived in New Delhi sans sleep. It was only a few hours difference, but landing at 3 am only felt like midnight. I had a follow on flight to Srinagar booked, so I went to find the terminal. At first I thought the guy was trying to scam me when he told me to take a taxi, but being the seasoned traveler I am, I promptly ignored him and found the free shuttle bus. During the bus ride I learned why he said take ...
... Thankfully, she was very good humoured - something we found with a lot of Indian officials - and smiling broadly just waved us on.
Our Kingfisher Airlines flight to Srinagar was very pleasant and we were supplied with a very good hot lunch. In the early part of the flight cabin staff approached me to ask if I would agree to a young boy sitting next to me for the duration of the flight. Apparently, Indian flight regulations insist that minors travelling alone ...
... gave the whole experience a rather eerie vibe.
Struggling to stay awake, it took a while to get to the market. Upon arrival, we simply saw a mess of boating locals plowing into eachother, with some tourist boats like ours forming the arena walls. We didn't get to see any spectacular drownings or anything but it was still good fun.
Separated from the vegetable market by breakfast and a forced on us visit from a jewelry salesman, is a trip ...