Travel Blogs from Chail
... a four-lane road until we reach the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, where we stop to pay a toll. The climb immediately becomes more dramatic, the road more winding, and the incessant passing (and honking) around blind curves more white-knuckle inducing! Before long we stop at a hilltop restaurant with a gorgeous view for a final "Continental" menu before we head into the hinterlands where menu options will be limited to Indian cuisine. ...
... a Hindu but is well versed on the customs of the DL's Buddhism. The monastery is a relatively modern building, possibly from the mid 50s when the DL came here. Up on the second floor we found the monks were just starting a ceremony. The chief monk sat cross legged on a little platform about 1 m high and about 30-40 monks, all in their burnt orange tunics, sat on mats in front of him. To one side of the monks were a large drum and a huge cymbal, and two of them had huge conch shells. ...
... and hiking. I arrived here by bus and was lucky enough to meet travelers on the local bus. One English guy new the area and recommended a guest house. We got there and it was full. The owner said we could sleep in the sitting room. No complaints, it's super cheap and surrounded by good people. The owner is an interesting character, he ...
... had a fridge for the meat. So, back to vegetarian for a few more days. The worst part of my 2 day sickness was the tv. I actually had a tv, which was nice, because I had no shows on my iPad due to to amazingly not fast wifi service in India, and it was a little hard to read or study hunched over dry heaving. But there was one English Channel, which decided to run a marathon of the "Vampire Diaries." So after trying to watch a few episodes, I spent some time staring at the wall. ...
... in wild abundance!
Not too many outsiders come this way and we were met with curious glances from the friendly villagers who were only too eager to engage in conversation. Everyone was familiar with ‘Bambai’, thanks to Bollywood!
After lunch, we set off for Dharmour and its pine forests. A ...
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