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srinagar, cashemire

sunny 35 °C

I arrived in “the heaven on earth”, place called srinagar. I took an amazing flight to arrived here, passing iver Himalayas!
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Unique in the world, try to imagine a huge lake circled by Himalayas pics. On there house boats with wood carvings are parked everywhere, I will sleep on one of those several nights! I go on a shikara, taxi boats which is gonna bring me to my place. No motors over there, you can listen at eagles noises passing over you and sometimes catching a bad lucky fish swimming too high…
The light plays on the water and on the boats, i borrow to the family a fish stick, and I can spend here hours and hours to look at the water, I catched some silver one and released them.
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They call me for dinner already, they cooked for me special vegetarian food, well spicy, im so glad. Feel like a queen in my big room (got a really good deal with the travel agency, the price I paid for the pacakage 1 flight, 3 nights Is not even the price of one night in this deluxeroom!)

But this life is not for me, I miss my backpack, and the floor, after more than one month sleeping on carpets in turkey and iran, I sleep the first night on the floor.
And this is like a golden jail, im one of the only foreigner here, and political situation is not at the best stage. I cannot really go to the city alone, cause there is a strike, army is everywhere. Family will try to send me trekking packages I cannot afford, I don’t feelin the right place.
But I will meet ejaaz, great traveler, and I will feel more confortable, we will go to he mountains around with his dog Jackson, and today he invited me to his final cricket match.
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It was so beautiful, all surrounded by mountains, a village, sometimes cows were crossing the field, I will have a walk around the river with one of his friends and we will send “ small paper ad wooden shikaras”, maybe right now they reached sea, or river somewhere in the world, be careful!

Tomorrow we are going to leave with his friends for a fish trekking 3 days, camping deep into Himalayas. We are gonna walk to reach an high lake where you can catch 4 kg fishes or more. Im sorry its really difficult to find an connections in this region, don’t worry everything is safe for me!
If I cannot write before, on Thursday I will leave to ley, laddakh, it will take me 2 days travel by bus!

Posted by hanso 07:51 Archived in India

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