Young Lucky Star Group of Houseboats
Travel Blogs from Srinagar
... morning and the lake was glassy calm so I enjoyed sitting on the front deck admiring the view and catching up my blog. We left at 9.00, the traffic wasn't nearly as bad as when we arrived. However we're now on busy roads and having to be especially alert. The scenery is not nearly so stunning now so I didn't take many photos. We stop for morning chai opposite a cricket bat factory and go in for a look around. It ...
... and speaks.
His family began tourism in Srinagar decades if not centuries ago. His early work included leading multi-week hunting treks into the mountains. He is a hunter like all the men in his fmaily. He poached elk for some time years ago, killing, he claims, hundreds. When the **** hit the fan in Kashmir life changed for everyone. Back at the boat a couple of nights ago, one of his friends had described running from machine gun fire and ...
... us lazy or relationship builders ;), but Max and I had breakfast at the same tiny tin shack of a restaurant just by our house boat every day. The tiny place has 4 wooden tressle tables with plastic chairs, and serves food on plastic plates and in paper mugs. The tv in the corner blares bollywood music videos. With such an enthusiastic owner and staff who cannot speak a word of english, we just loved this place's vibe. By day 4 our aloo Paranthas and chola were put in front of ...
... was very late.. We sat around for what seemed like ages. We even set up an iPod with speakers for a while.
Eventually around 9 the band arrived and Ashraf's family and friends came on board.
The women dressed in their finery with scarves covering their heads sat in one corner and the men hung around the back of the boat.
It took the band over half an hour to set up and then played for only about an hour. A ...
... after a while, and accompanied by Vijaya, rested in one of the few areas which offered a cool shadow, protecting against the sun bearing down upon us.
Myself and Prakash ventured further up and entered the heart of the monastery, where the monks were reciting prayers and medidating. We walked around silently, taking photographs without flash, amazed by the colours of the idols of Buddha and Kali, and the huge vertical columns of colourful cloth (just ...
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