Travel Blogs from Manali
... an auto rickshaw would be too cold.
On arrival at the Tourist Hotel we went straight to our room for a hot shower. They also gave us a heater. Its lovely and warm in the day but evenings and nights are VERY cold !
I cant explain how beautiful it is here , so different to the other places in India we have been , so much nicer than Darjeeling, Manali is how I would imagine a Tibetan Village to be. There are a lot of Tibetans that live here and it ...
... in McLeod Ganj. The most important Buddhist site in the town is Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, the Dalai Lama's temple
10/13 -28 Dharamsala
DISCOVERING THE GREEN HOTEL - 800 Rs
In the morning, Dave scoured the various sections of the small town for other hotel options. Most places around charge from 250 Rs to 450 Rs ($4.70 to $8.40) per night. Dave came back and said we’re moving. He showed ...
... of my conversation and said he might know someone who could help. Would we like him to make a phone call and find out? We brightened. Yes, please. After 10 minutes that felt like an hour, he reported back. A local truck driver could take us and our bikes across the pass for IR 4,500 (~$80). Considering that we were averaging just $24 / day (minus the pre-paid bike rental fee), that represented almost 2 days of budget each. Tim felt we ...
... to music on my Mp3 and mini-speakers. It was great to wind down.
Later that afternoon, my complaining knees tolerated a return visit down the stairs to the Main Bazaar to check for Internet access. Lest you think that I’m some kind of online addict, it was actually quite important that I contact Cathy. She would be flying into Delhi the following week and I wanted her to pick up some items that I’d lost when my daypack had hurled itself off the back ...
... recipes. We ate the curries and chappatis and I continued to hang out with the crowd till later in the evening when we all went up to Bagsu and up the hill to Welcome Cafe. We drank a bottle or two and enjoyed some really cool live music. A mix of acoustic guitar and Indian percussion.
Today I am sussing out the volunteering farm stuff and am off to Dharmkot with a girl and a guy I met from the cooking course. The rain continues but at least today it's not constant.