Monthly Archives: April 2012

Amritsar

From Leh flew to Jammu and took a bus to Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, the most important temple for Sikhs. Had no idea how striking it would be. It’s centered in a large pool within an enormous complex, and there were thousands of people t… Continue reading

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In a different world

There is nothing like going to a distant land to clear your head and make you aware of the things you take for granted. In Leh and the Ladakh region of India, the power would go out several times a day, heat and hot water was a luxury, Tibetan pra… Continue reading

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On the road to Lamayuru a.k.a. the day we wiped out on a motorcycle

We were fooled, because all the roads we saw East of Leh the day before were paved and in good condition. So we rented a motorcycle to check out the sights West of Leh. We got a Pulsar, which is made by Bajaj, the maker of my scooter. In fact, Wes… Continue reading

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Hemis and Shey

The Ladakh region in India is full of Buddhist temples and monasteries. Continue reading

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7am at the monastery in Thiksey

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Leh, India

Up at 11,500 feet in the Ladakh region of India, which surprisingly is mostly Tibetan Buddhist. Continue reading

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About to take GoAir from Delhi to Leh in Kashmir, which is at 11,500 feet. Very nervous about getting altitude sickness.

I stupidly forgot the medicine I brought just for this. Continue reading

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