Tag Archives: Leh

Ladakh 1

Friday 14th June Notes in my diary which do not give rise to many memories. Ho hum. Italics denote comments written in 2014. June 1 Bus to Leh, Ladakh, (A class 90/-) 2-6 Tak Guest House (8/-) in Leh Old … Continue reading

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Ladakh 2

Tak Guest House Sat 15 June I’ve started the slow process of acclimatising to life at 4,000 metres by climbing to the gompa (monastery) above the old Palace. My lunch of a honey-filled brown bread roll produced instant trots. The … Continue reading

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Ladakh 3

Tak Guest House Sunday 16th June 9.45pm The three of us are writing by candle light. (The typical Indian light bulb at 40w max is insufficient for anything other than clambering into one’s bedding.) The Japanese has been to the … Continue reading

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Ladakh 4

Tak Guest House Monday 17th June 9.30 – awaiting breakfast. Strange waking lethargy, induced perhaps by disturbed sleep. The end of Ramadhan approaches so there’s loud singing in the mosque at ungodly hours, ungodly, that is, to non-believers. The town’s … Continue reading

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Ladakh 5a

Tak Guest House Sunday June 23rd 9.30am Prologue I’m reading Travels With Fortune by Christina Dodwell, which serves to remind me that independent travelling is about meeting and inter-acting with people, about new experiences and stretching oneself. Travelling is intensely … Continue reading

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Ladakh 5b

Tak Guest House Sunday June 23rd Since my last writing session (17th June), I’ve been on a trek with three others into the (still) ‘restricted area’ behind Leh which curves into the Sabu Valley, a distance of approx. 40kms, and … Continue reading

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Ladakh 6

Kashmir Himalayan Expeditions office, Leh Monday 24th June A strong bond of friendship has formed between John, Val and myself, to the extent that I’m minding the(ir) office. Shared walks and meals since our trek have served to confuse and … Continue reading

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Ladakh 7

Tak Guest House, Leh Notes: 26th June – 5th July Wed. 26th I saw two donkeys fighting today, viciously, unaware of passing people, trucks. It was a serious fight. John was talking to a friend, a tall blond. He was … Continue reading

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Ladakh 8

KHE Office I have just been visited by two Californian travel agents investigating the possibilities of sending groups to Ladakh. I was courteous and helpful in giving out advice which could fuck up Ladakh even more. Although tourism in Ladakh … Continue reading

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Ladakh 9

July 9th With Valerie, I went to the 2nd Annual Amchi Seminar on Tibetan Medicine and the Art of Healing. The particular session we attended was ‘Child Care in Tibetan Medical Traditions’. Speeches in Tibetan were translated into Ladakhi, and … Continue reading

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