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Travel Blogs from Srinagar
... in the dark. It was beautiful seeing all the little shops in the lake lit up - and exciting to pass so much lake traffic as lots of boats made their way home. Tonight before dinner, a jumper salesman arrived in our lounge room. It's such fun having salespeople come over unannounced and show you their beautiful wares. Sadly, despite the excellent quality often soft cashmere and pashmina jumpers, nothing took my fancy. But it's ...
... was on her first visit, Kaths son and her daughter are married.
The ladies offered us to join them on their trip to Nubra. Seeing the costs involved, Max and I decided to sleep on the idea and went back to the agency later to say that we would like to join the trip. Anyway, it seemed as though the ladies had insisted that should we chose to come, we would pay a minimal fee and join them. It turned out that "mum" Kath was being taken on a trip with ...
... to another garden, which was under construction. not very pleasant in the heat so we returned to the houseboat. After lunch we had a visit from the jeweller, the leather bag man, the pashmina seller. They spread their wears on the lounge room floor and we spent the afternoon shopping. We all spent lots and had great ...
... went back to the boulevard. Need a houseboat, hotel, tour? They were relentless and began to wear us down.
"Free ride to see my houseboat", one offered. "Your houseboat, you own it?", we asked. “Yes, it’s my family’s boat.” We thought we’d take a look. We got in a skiff, not one of the gaily painted gondola like boats called “shikaras”. That should have ...
... 8220;You will want to go on to Alchi and stay there.” They have nice hotels with running water and inside toilets, he explained.
11th Century Temple in Alchi
We continue on with plenty of time. We bounced through some torn up sections of highway where the road and bridge were under re-construction. Commercial traffic was light so we made decent time through these bad sections. Then we reached a long ...
- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
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