Tag Archives: Leh

Ladakh 10

The posts that follow this one are more about daily occurrences than musings about the changes made by seasonal visitors to remote, somewhat isolated and insular communities. I therefore offer this well worth-reading Eco-Guide for Leh City. © Mumbaikar Le

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Ladakh 11

Leh July 12th – 20th 12th Walking John left today, alone, on a trek that will take him far from those of us who liked his company. His companions will be nomadic yaks, sheep and goats, and those other,  undomesticated, … Continue reading

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Ladakh 13

21st Today, on my Sunday stroll through the fields below the city, we met a Japanese Buddhist monk in charge of building the Peace Pagoda overlooking Leh. We’d last met at the Molesworth Peace Camp in May last year. On … Continue reading

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Ladakh 14

Mon 22nd July Today the weather is ‘normal’, ie. bloody hot. We hear tell that the monsoon rains killed 200 in the Punjab and 30 in a building collapse in Jammu. The rains here were the heaviest in living memory, … Continue reading

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Ladakh 16

Wed. 31st July My ‘job’ has ceased, unless Val finds herself in the kind of situation we’ve had over the weekend. Couples and threesomes would arrive unannounced and expect a full service. In the case of two elderly sisters – … Continue reading

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Ladakh 17

Val set off on her trek yesterday. ………………………………………………………………………………………..……………….. Frid. 2nd August This evening I had a fascinating conversation over a meal with Barbara, a social anthropologist recording the otherwise unwritten languages of Ladakhi and Zanskari. This raised several interesting issues, … Continue reading

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Ladakh 18

Sat. 3rd Finally then, an extension of 90 days to my India visa, which is less that 3 months so I need to change my onward air ticket if I’m to avoid severe penalties for overstaying my welcome. I never … Continue reading

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Ladakh 19

Sunday 4th Today actually feels like a Sunday. It naturally follows on a Saturday night, a night on the town with friends. Strolling down the main street, meeting and greeting. Being seated at Tashi’s for innumerable cups of coffee and … Continue reading

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Ladakh 20

Mon. 5th – Leh Today is Hiroshima Day (actually, it falls on the 6th). I wonder if the Japanese priest up at the growing Peace Pagoda is having a day of prayers? Or is he too busy preparing for the … Continue reading

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Ladakh 21

Thurs. 8th August. 9pm This is not my last night in Leh, and if the buses don’t arrive from the water-logged, landslipped mountain, it won’t be my penultimate. I hope to leave Saturday, if only to get moving again. I’ll … Continue reading

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