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... second highest public road in the world. It's actually a lot easier than the previous pass, with a better road at a lessor gradient and few hairpins. However it is clear we are getting very high as both the bike and I are pretty breathless and down on power near the top. There is a Hindu shrine at the top draped with hundreds of meters of bunting. All looks a bit tawdry actually. The terrain is more rounded than sharp here. The downward run is very pleasant with ...
... late afternoon to the Hostel, met some pretty cool guys, a couple of Finnish, a Dutch, two Canadians and two Indians; all really nice guys. Next day I went out with the Fins and Dutch and we went to a few temples and street shops, and in the afternoon went off an Indian Water park. The water park was slightly different to the ones you would go to on holiday and Disney World, but it was alright. 4-5 slides, and water dance floor with sprinklers type thing out ...
... speeding down the road, I wondered at the speed off transformation from red and brown rock to green to verdant jungle all around us. We alternately rocketed downhill and sort of poked through settled areas . Houses and businesses were arrayed along both sides of the switchback road, built into the wall of rock on one side and up out of the slope on the other. Suddenly we came to a halt. The entire road was plugged with trucks and lined with destitute looking people. Munoj, our ...
... close to Dharamshala and home to the Dalai Lama who lives in exile here. The thing that has surprised us more than anything here are the numbers of Tibetan refugees living in this area, they make up about 50% of the population in McLeod Ganj and about 25% of them seem to be Tibetan monks. They wear distinctive red robes and have shaved heads and seem to have taken quite well to modern living with the training shoes ...
... man, the Dalai Lama. Wow, what a treat.
As we were in 'Tibet', well close enough, we were eager to try out the TIbetan cuisine. Centred around vegetarianism, we tried momos (steamed dumplings) and thanthuk (Tibetan noodle soup) which was a nice change from spicy Indian food.
As we were enjoying Tibetan food, we decided that our visit to McLeod Ganj was a good opportunity to take a Tibetan cooking class. Along with five of our fellow travellers from our tour, ...