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Travel Blogs from Srinagar
... like Michael to invest in. Michael and Yvette have been throwing around the rupees pretty good so why not try to pull them into local investment? Julie and Yvette's time is spent learning the intricacies of fine carpets from the gracious owner as Chai is served. Fine carpets, she comes to understand, are truly fine! For example the silk carpets are the most expensive. They have 1000 knots per square inch and a 8x10 costs about $8500. The turquoise blue colors ...
Getting to Nubra Valley from Leh is quite a treat. You climb out of the Indus Valley to a height of 18,500ft (6500m) on what the Ladakhes claim as 'The Highest Motorable Road In The World'. We were proudly told that Red Bull had filmed adverts here... So I guess it must be true :). The road was built to largely follow the ancient silk trade route through India into China.
The beauty of this trip I think was how it came to be... We stumbled ...
The first Lamayuru monastery was built under Rinchen Zangbo at the end of the 10th century, under orders from the king of Ladakh , who altogether had 108 Gompas built in west Tibet. It was built on the broken mountain in the valley and consisted of five buildings, of which only the central building stands today. One can still see some remains of the four corner buildings to the ...
... least pay your humble respects to the Himalayan giant to whom you have surrendered.
With nothing out of the window, entertainment was at least offered from inside the car. Our driver was a quiet, timid chap who spoke no English but his companion in the front seat was an extremely talkative, highly opinionated character who, unfortunately, was capable of chatting to us for hours. Many hours.
I find it heartening how many of the Indians we have met have quite ...
... canopied foam mattress, who are gently paddled around by the guy at the back of the boat. Think Venice, but with an exotic Arabic flavor. As you tour the lake, vendors pull up alongside you and entice you to buy all kinds of items, but never bad vibe you when you decline to purchase anything. As one vendor laughingly put it: "It is my job to show you. The rest is up to God." ( In fact, this expression, translated as "Inshallah - If God wills it" was ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services