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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!

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.
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.

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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