Span Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Manali
... me to lift one. It went fairly well so I decided to tote it up the hill. Time after time I was passed by other porters. Several girls offered to take over, but I was determined. By the time I'd negotiated the singletrack path through the village to the recipient's house, the bundle which had started at my shoulders had slipped to my butt. The householder, who looked to be about a hundred and four, had to get behind me and push me through the door to ...
... eating just curry, (which was nice but at that point it was getting on to the tenth time this trip,) I decided to take some bits of cucumber and carrot one of the teachers was offering around. I didn’t know why nobody was accepting any at first, until I was warned by one of team not to take any as they were covered in ‘non-purified water.’ But there was a dilemma; the teacher handing them out seemed genuinely disappointed. It was like the ...
We boarded the bus to Manali around 6 am, seeing as it is low season and there is still a lot of snow and cold weather up in the mountains there were only local buses running. This means stopping anywhere and everywhere picking up random people on the side of the road with fluctuating numbers of people on the bus, some with seats and some using my shoulder as a seat.
I usually enjoy the aisle but this ride ...
... was the historical palace museum, which have us a lot of information on the royal family and the past rulers. The armoury and weapons hall was very interesting, all the swords and knives were incredibly designed, with many of the handles made of Jade and detailed with precious stones such as ruby's, emeralds, saphires and diamonds. The third building was the Maharaja's events room/dining room, which was amazingly decorated with huge chandeliers ...
... Across the street, a gaggle of scruffy, uniformed kids played a quick game of cricket before school. After eating, we busied ourselves re-attaching luggage racks, checking tyres, tightening brakes and ensuring the lights and indicators still worked. The chains were a little loose and dry, we’d need to get them oiled and adjusted before leaving the next day. With those tasks completed, we had an entire day free. Nothing to do; nowhere to be. Glorious. It ...
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