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29 Aug

Day 4: Return from Tso Moriri

A funny incident happened very early in the morning. It was still dark. Since I was wearing a sweater over two layers of thermal wear, I felt a bit warm. I decided to remove the sweater. As I did, there was so much of static electricity that was developed that I could see sparks coming […]

28 Aug

Day 3: A lake beyond words, Tso Moriri in Ladakh

I woke up early in the morning at 6am. The headache that I had the previous night had gone. I felt a lot better. Today, we were to go to the Tso Moriri lake which is a good 230km from Leh. After having a good breakfast, we started our journey by around 8:30am. Unlike yesterday, the […]

27 Aug

Day 2: An 18,380ft high “mistake”

We got up early in the morning. Koshy was feeling a lot better. That was good news for all of us. Guess it is always advisable to meet the doctor in case you aren’t feeling rather than wait and allow things to get worse when in Ladakh. After having a good breakfast, me and Simha […]

26 Aug

Day 1: Flying into Leh, Ladakh

It was a warm Thursday night in Delhi when we landed in the domestic terminal 1D from Chennai. We got into a shuttle bus to get to terminal-3, from where we had our next flight to Leh. I found the terminal-3 in Delhi to be a beautiful airport terminal and with good facilities of international […]

14 Jun

Day 21: Return to Bangalore

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain can’t be wrong, I wondered. It was this […]

14 Jun

Day 20: In the national capital, Delhi

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy I arrived in Delhi a full day ahead of schedule, early in the morning. Delhi being my final strategic location, I did not […]

14 Jun

Day 19: Escape to Jammu

After having a beautiful night’s sleep at the houseboat, I got up early in the morning. From my interaction with some Kashmiri students yesterday in the bus, I had come to know that there was a possibility of a shutdown or protest in the city today. So I decided to leave as early as possible. […]

14 Jun

Day 18: In the paradise on earth, Kashmir

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu I woke up on the Zojilla pass. The heart on mouth situation was even worse now with narrow roads and deeper gorges. There is space for a sumo/scorpio, but hardly for a bus to move on. Adding to the […]

13 Jun

Day 17: Through the battlefield where we won a decade back, Kargil

I woke up late in the morning. After having my Ladakhi breakfast, I went to the Bazaar to do some last minute shopping. On my way, I bumped into the 3 European tourists whom I met on the way here. Today, I am leaving Ladakh to go to my next destination. I had to walk […]

10 Jun

Day 16: Biking in the highest road on earth, in Khardung La

I got up today morning quite early. I was looking forward to this day for quite some time. I put on three layers of protective clothing in anticipation of the cold place that I am heading to. I wanted to go to Khardung La, a pass which is the highest motorable road in the world. […]

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