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Sam spent the whole night throwing up and in the morning I threw up all my dinner. We think it was some dodgy water we drank from a barrel in Deli and maybe altitude sickness. Even though we felt sick we still wanted to trek up the mountain. Very slowly we made it to half way where Sam got to ride a horse up because he was constantly on the verge …
... here exploring the Himalayan valleys and mountains, tulip fields and and saffron farms. It all depends on the weather though as we are a couple of weeks too early and the road to the next place we want to go is still closed due to the snow. We went from 38 degrees to 15 in the space of one day so I'm also going to have to buy some new clothes! The internet access is sporadic here and I may be out of touch for a couple of weeks. One thing is for certain though - it's going to be a fun adventure here!
Srinagrar - The Kashmir Valley
Moving 450km west of the Ladakh region, traveling on a road tracking the stunning Indus River, one reaches the Kashmir Valley. The valley has two main towns. Jammu is Kashmir and Jammu's (K&J's) winter capital and predominantly Hindi, while Sringrar is this regions summer capital, second biggest town and predominantly Muslim. We decided to complete the Leh to Srinagrar journey in a Jeep, but again, this is doable in buses, mini buses and cars if you ...
... br> Our luck with Ramadan time continues as Srinagar is a majority muslin city so when we reached it it was the day before Eid - the last day of Ramadan.
So everyone celebrates and everything is also closed! We went for a drive around and it is like being in the military zone, armed soldiers everywhere you look - in the trees, on the roofs of the buildings, in the markets etc.
The city is at a very high altitude and consists of about 3 ...
... slowed; Tim preferred the more audacious left turn passes. This essentially meant that he was often overtaking on blind corners; going the long way round in the oncoming lane. Beyond blind frustration, I didn’t know what had got into him. My heart leapt into my throat each time he swung out from behind a car on nothing more than a hope and a prayer, putting his faith in skill, luck and the chance of there being a large enough gap to pull into somewhere ahead. More ...
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