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... Everywhere we go people are eager to say hi and shake our hands. The young people are particularly excited to meet Americans. A simple smile is all it takes to encourage a wonderful interaction. On the way back to the houseboat we stop briefly at an Internet cafe to catch up on what is happening in the world. It doesn't seem good at all, and we are glad to be removed from it all in this bit of paradise on ...
... cured my Delhi belly so it was definitely worth the risk.There was something very peaceful about the grounds and we enjoyed a really nice hour sitting, relaxing and reading in the shade as we listened to the chants and songs broadcast around the complex.
In meeting Matt and Suzy my plans changed quite a lot. Rather than follow a more tourist trail to Chandigahr and then Shimla into the hills, they were heading into Kashmir where they'd heard the trekking was spectacular. ...
... There were aircraft hangars, camouflaged buildings, barb wire, and soldiers everywhere (that was before we touched ground). There were a lot of soldiers around the airport, a mandatory registration form for the Kashmir region and checkpoints on the road out of the airport. The security presence doesn't diminish much in the city. Police checkpoints, armed soldiers everywhere, government buildings (and some hotels) sandbagged, barb wired, and with armed guards. Walking around ...
... us pinned by the mountain range behind us.
We experienced the sensational beauty of the Kashmir valley, first hand, with the sun setting over the Dal Lake, taking us back to the Mughal era, when these gardens would have literally felt like heaven on earth.
After the Mughal garden experience, we were taken to a Carpet factory, where we were shown and explained the intricacies of the art of carpet making, the finery of the designs, the magnitude ...
... at first...) and the houseboats. We prebooked a couple of nights at the interestingly named 'Swiss Hotel' owned by a Swiss born Kashmiri called Rouf. We spent the next couple of days wandering around the old city, visiting various gardens, mosques & aquainting ourselves with the city. Marta has had an upset stomach for much of the time & can't seem to shake it. Whatever she eats seems to come out ten times faster than it was consumed and normally at an ...