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... and frightened by the ferocity of the storm. We get dry clothes and congratulate ourselves for having survived our first day in Kashmir. What stories we will have to tell when we get home! Alcohol is illegal in this region, so our houseboat keepers have to make a stealthy foray to a black-market supplier to purchase some wine and beer. A succession of merchants pay a visit to our living room - Pashmina shawls, and jewelry. I find a way around to the back of ...
... prove their manliness by kicking themselves in the turban and then goose-step back. Amongst all this the flags are lowered and taken away, there's a bit more fist shaking and then the gate is closed. What I can't work out is how all this is meant to lower border tensions! The ironic thing is that when we arrived the gate across the border was actually shut and the first soldier had to slam it open (almost knocking his commander out) just so that they could close it again?!
... trying to sell it to you. Which continues my love / hate relationship with (tribal) Muslim areas. Personal history aside, it's the no (or at least underground) drinking and lack of interaction with the women that are the negatives. But, away from tourists spots, the people are very friendly and inviting, know how to treat a guest, and they have a rich culture and festivities. Kashmiri men take a lot of pride in their beards. These aren't long, bushy beards, but short ...
A day without anything much happening. No soldiers with guns today, just the two policemen with sticks. They only stayed till just after we heard the PMs helicopter leave and were gone by 11am. By 9am it was hot so had a cold shower and stood under the fan a few times during the day. The shikaras still kept coming though. The laundry, ...
... actually are. For the first two/three hours we had to stop every 10m!!! Breathless, exhausted, huffing and puffing, suffering the altitude!! 4 hours of mountain climbing, through beautiful forest like landscape, sharing the trek with goats, horses, donkeys and local people. Most of the locals were impressed by the fact we were hiking carrying our bags and without a guide. That's when we found out most people do hire horses to carry all the equipment and a guide to lead ...