- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... again very high-profiled police and militia presence). We find the opportunities to mix with the locals a rewarding experience. Listening and being updated on the cricket scores (all seem to have keen interest and access to radio and TV), chatting about Pakistan v India allegiances and viewing local food and living and working conditions. We were particularly interested in the strong copper, gold and silver "smithing" of the area: very high levels of skill exist ...
... we needed a guide and a cook and the jeep driver was also trekking along with the horseman, why were so many people taking us to go trekking it seemed odd. I liked the cook a lot more than the jeep driver but I did not trust him. I thought we would feel better if another woman went so asked sahid if his sister could come and he said Kashmir girls are not allowed to trek, great news girls don't go trekking here. Sahid then insisted he take us to his mosque. We repeatedly told him we do ...
... and the world had ripped at the seams.
Because of their prominence, Akbar was kidnapped at eight-years-old, and then again at twelve.
Also at twelve, he was recruited by either the police or the Taliban (much smoke, many stories, sorry) to identify the ethnicity of corpses killed during the bombs and violence. After the second kidnapping he was sent to Delhi for his own safety, but there he was abused physically and, if I understood ...
... on our phones and planned to have a banter with him later. We woke him to pay and also played back his deep rumblings to him. Not sure how to handle himself we teased and teased until eventually he confided in us saying he has been up until 4am the night before at a wedding and had a serious dancing and food hangover, and pleaded for us to be less mean. The thing is, weddings go on for 4 or 5 days and he planned to make the best of it over the period. On our forth and final day ...
... another type of lamb meatballs) marrow curry, lamb rogan josh Kashmiri style and a spinach & tofu dish. For desert we got gulab jamun ( a type of dumpling) with ice cream.
The chef was not what one would imagine, somewhat grubby.
A fabulous feast. I managed to try a very small portion of everything.
A band and invited guests were supposed to join us then, but ...