Butt's Clermont Houseboats
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... walking right in front of the stage, we felt so bad for the musicians! Again, I have no idea what was going on as there was a religious-festival feel to it all but, hey, the music was good entertainment.
Despite being told that the buses to our next destination, Srinagar, left every hour, when we tried to actually get one it looked as if that day the only bus wasn't leaving for another 12. We were quite confused though as people were already sitting on the bus. ...
... days in Srinagar, and enjoyed my time there quite a bit. I walked around the old city quite a few times, which had many stone-and-wood buildings remaining from the Mughal era - over 600 years old, I was told.
Supposedly, the kids in old town Srinagar are known for throwing stones at tourists (nice, eh?), so I kept a sharp eye out for the little buggers while in that part of ...
... if we can change it to a flight as it would be much safer. Writing this i am journeying in a full 'pelting it down' traditional indian monsoon. (An experience right?!) This jeep journey is simply a continuous wall of water smashing against us and managing to remove the majority of sight from the road ahead. There's still plenty of swerving and honking so the typical driving technique is still followed precisely. I'm pretty sure the crack in our windscreen has got much bigger ...
... full of people and possessions tailgated us within inches of our rear wheels; honking, beeping, flashing high-beams, apparently convinced that without the barrage of noise and distracting visuals we would have no idea they were there. Following so closely that they would have driven right over us had we suddenly braked, their misguided haste was such that they attempted to pass when we least expected it; on blind corners, into oncoming traffic, even when we were trying ...
... br> When we got back, we ate more lush curry. Drank more delicious tea and smoked more cheap cigs. Me vaughne went off to town for a bit of a wander and got some food later. Masala Dosa! Yes!
Chilled in the evening and I helped the boat house manager with his IT issues!
Night night now as I'm off to Leh tomorrow. Two day bus ride!!!
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