Butt's Clermont Houseboats
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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The first day was cold and rained continuously and on the second day it snowed and snowed and snowed. I could not go to the attractions or see much because of the bad weather. Each day the electricity was cut off and the hotel had no heating, but the hotel staff were absolute stars who made my stay as comfortable as possible; they are poor, yet most humble and generous in what they had which they shared with ...
... He was sorry and started with the good and bad things that sometimes bad things happen to good people which seems to contradict his last babble. Back at the boat we told him we have to leave. I felt terrible doing this, all the lies and letting him down but our safety comes first. At first he seemed a bit shocked but ok and asked if I would call my mum for more info. He gave me his phone. I called home and got Tim who I told a package would be arriving from India and his response was ...
... of wine, all of our restaurants suck and there's no shopping. Worse, I live in Hollywood and everyone knows movie stars don't like good ****!" The matter is settled, actually acknowledgment of the social faux pas is made, apologies are issued and a better world surrounds us.
Just as we are to receive a simple dinner, the house blacks out into pitch darkness and the enclosed space expands to infinity. Okay, this is what we are talking about; we're ...
... abuzz with brightly painted, decorated and furnished Shakaras. We sat sipping chai and reading our books watching the serene hive of activity drift by. Shakaras are (if you do not know as I had no idea) gondola-like boats which are hand powered with heart shaped paddles. This lake is so integral to a Srinagrar-ians (poetic license) survival, their economy and everyday lives: there are floating markets selling everything you can dream of, kids moving to and from school, meeting points ...
... metal base to form a 2 - 3 foot circular shape, then placed and turned over in a 3 foot pan of boiling oil which spat and bubbled in front of us, the remaining oil dripped down these valiant stall holders arms.
We took a car into the Himalayas through villages with tiny fields growing rice and wheat, the road bumpy, pot holed with no sides to it and lined full of people, traders, and police checkpoints. We had arranged to ride three tough ponies; this meant being led ...