Tourist Nest Old Manali
Travel Blogs from Manali
... just a few corners, Tim was no longer in my mirrors. Expecting him to catch up I rode on for a while before pulling over. A minute or two later he stopped behind me and approached:
“Give me my iPod”
“Now at least, I’ll be able to find my way back to Delhi!” he yelled.
Why was he so angry?
“What’s your ****in’ problem?”
“You! You’re riding ...
Manali lies at an altitude of 2,050 meters in the pretty Beas River Valley surrounded by steep tree clad mountains. It is a very popular base for trekking, paragliding, rafting and skiing and Indian honeymooners. Manali has a small population of around 4,500. Interestingly, the average literacy rate that is 74% which is much higher than the national average of 59%.
Moti left us for a free afternoon which we appreciated very much. We enjoyed ...
... us on our adventure. We went together to get kitted out with skis, snowboards, and all weather, super stylish snow proof clothing. Shaun was gutted to discover that he would not get to catwalk some super sexy, 90's retro gear in florescent blue (which of course Laura rocked with elegance and style) Justin's were better, less florescent but apparently India does not cater for big Canadian guys who are 6 foot plus : )
The first day of the trip ...
... wasn't in residence when we were there but much to our annoyance will be giving a conference tomorrow. And along with him there were lots of Tibetans, all exceptionally friendly and refreshingly less forceful than the Indians.
From McLeod Ganj we came here to Manali, a similar town to McLeod Ganj set in the stunning Himalayas. We have spent the last few days cycling as we have a new adventure on our hands. Tomorrow Jamie and I start a grueling 540km bike ...
... I could dry off. Jen took a small tumble at the top.
“Whhoooooooop!” she let out.
The rocks on the way down were just like marbles and even Nandu ahead of us struggled at times.
After a rest stop at the temple we headed over into the next valley where we went through three small mountain villages. The houses were amazing and people just went about there normal business after a quick stop and stare. It was filled with women sat knitting ...