Taragarh Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kangra
October 8, 2013
Up at 5:45am so I could wash my hair and be down for breakfast at 7. Alas and alack, no hot water. None. With a sore throat and a cold in full force, I wasn’t taking a cold shower. As it turned out, only two in our group got hot showers and that’s because the started around 6:30 and I guess the hot water …
... the wood of just one tree. A bit of a miracle , maybe. It's pretty big. Anyway, the Sanscrit words for house and tree become the Nepalese word "Kathmandu", so that's where the name of the city came from. We then went to the big stupa, a Buddhist temple,again in the form of a mandala, where we had a nice lunch and a walk around. Entrance was forbidden, as it holds archives of scripture and relics said to have great power. Third, we went to the Monkey temple. This is actually a complex ...
... by side. There were rich looking houses and hovels hanging on the side of the road. Neat designs and ****,all jumbled up. Soon enough that was mostly behind and we were once more cruising along the side of the gorge. I was starting to wonder where we could ever camp as the valley was just a vee, hundreds of feet deep. Then suddenly the road dipped to river level and there were our tents being set up on a tiny patch of gravel/sandbar grassed over and supporting three cows. Now,there ...
Well this week has been pretty quiet. I managed to catch the flu that going around the house I'm staying at but thankfully it only lasted a day then on Wednesday I went to the daycare and the director showed me and the other girls who are volunteering there norbulinka which is a place that conserves Tibetan arts and culture and it was really interesting I got to see how all the things were made. All ...
... other that I usually wouldn't associate myself with. My issue really!
We ate some amazing food that day and I watched Devinder's wife milk cows and somehow get 10 chickens and a goose into a pen!
It was nice, the farm, but I knew there was no volunteering to be done, and I don't think I could stand just reading my book whilst others had work or leisure plans. I knew the next day I would leave.
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