Couchsurfing in the cold
Trip Start May 03, 2011
148Trip End Jan 31, 2013
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In Srinagar I contacted Bilal and his father Riyaz via couchsurfing and after 20 minutes I sat in their house drinking tea. The family consists of 3 children (2 boys 1 girl) and then Riyaz and his wife. I really enjoyed their hospitality and even though it was cold, very misty and there was not a lot to see and to do I enjoyed the warmth of the family. Walking around the streets in my borrowed Kashmir coat I tried to blend in but if they look me in the face my cover was blown.
The plan was to stay longer in the north and check out some mountains and even go snowboarding
- Do not go to Jammu & Kashmir province in winter. It is cold and there is nothing to see and to do. The only reason to go is for skiing or snowboarding but check first if it is possible.