Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass ...
Its about learning to dance in the rain!!!
There are many things in life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those

This is my small effort to make you smile for a while...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ladakhalogue …Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1: 26th June 2011

Delhi – Leh
I am in early morning flight to Leh now, Flight is safe and also view from our seat is wonderful. I can see clouds all over spread like cotton candy; I am remembering those fairy tale cartoons which we used to see as kid.
Oh here is the first view of Snowcapped mountains in real, gosh its breathtaking this is the first time I am seeing Snow capped mountain for real. Thousand thanks to hubs for giving such moments in my life.

Airport to Hotel:
We were picked in Qualis and the driver name is Dorje, I started to talk to him actually its like interview about ladakh, he must of answered the same question like this umpteen times but still he answered to me with full interest and patience. But Actually I dint see him ever again in my trip :) hopefully he is not irritated.

Hotel Naro:
This is a small homestay cozy and homely. This is owned by Mr. Paldan, As usual over a chat I made friends with him and also bet him on some silly thing and was about to flick his wonderful Hat but alas I lost the bet.
We mostly rested today for acclimatization and evening we visited Shanti stupa built by Japanese for world peace. I am still wondering why they build it here!!!

Day 1, Ended early as we slept early, good night

Day 2: 27th June 2011 Monday

Altitude is taking a call on our health we are facing tiredness, cant walk 5 steps at a stretch and also mild headache, I am surfing through the huge medical kit given by my best friend to find one tablet,

Today we are visiting,

1. Hall of fame: This is a museum for war memorials, Ladakh has both POK and Siachen which is china border, Kargil is 225 km away from the place where I am currently. Despite so many scams which happens inside you feel goosebumps seeing the conditions our Soldiers work to keep us safe, All I want to tell is JAI JAWAN.

2. Sangam of River Zanskar and Indus

3. Spituk Monastery: Monastery is 'Gonpa' in tibetian language, this is the first monastery I am visiting in ladakh, Its full of Tangaka paintings, Its exactly like Kushalnagar monestry. They also have kalli temple they call this diety as Manjushri here.

4. GPS: Gurudwar Shri Pathar Sahib, is a gurudwara in Ladakh.

Ok Now we are going back to Hotel Naro for resting again, trust me you have to rest a lot oxygen shortage is very evident and I am very tired. But I am really waiting for tomorrow, It will be my lifetime experience when I get to touch the snow and also motor up to worlds highest motorable road, God I can only see the mountains as I close my eyes…

Highlights of the day:
1. I got to ride a Bicycle loved it
2. I am still doing good, not feeling any altitude sickness as such apart from slight headache
3. Its only second day seems like Hubs will run out of  memory in his SLR, he he he my notepad is the best I can capture all my memories without falling short of anything :).
4. Despite heavy roaming charges, I have messaged my friends :D to make sure they are constantly jealous of all the things I am enjoying
5. oh one important thing :) Sun rise is at 4:30am and sunset is at 7:30 pm!!! :( this place is not for people like me who love to sleep.

Love my life :D, End of Day 2 Good night

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ladakhalogue - Day 0

Hello Everyone! Its time to pen down my experience, I had been to Ladakh. So for being on such beautiful vacation I should be writing something about the place I visited. Here you go…

Points to note before we start on this journey:

1. This Post will not have anything about how to go to ladakh. Or the must visit places etc cause these info you will find plenty on net
2. This Post will contain exactly those words which I wrote in my travel diary, fyi I carry a travel diary to write things on my trips.
3. And these information will not be helpful for any people who will be planning for Ladakh trip, so people who landed on this page by Googleing ‘Ladakh trip’ Sorry this is not for you…
4. This Post will be made in installment as it’s a journey of 10 days, and I don’t want to bore you at once :) I like slow poison!

Hubs wanted to take a mid year vacation for no reason( I guess this must be my mid year Appraisal result for being good wifey), so started searching about many places and then decided on Ladakh, I was very much in dilemma about the place. But first time I did something for my hubs and I accepted for this trip, So with this started finding decent packages, details about ladakh, my god let me tell you net has everything on it. So it was easy and also having a good friend who keeps sending info on such things adds to it. So Finally Package was decided, and we Started to Ladakh on 25th june and were back to Bangalore on 3rd of July.

Here is the extract of my travel diary on each day of my travel…

Day 0: 25th June 2011 Bangalore – Delhi
I am in Bangalore Airport, waiting to board the flight. I see some pretty girls and guys around and I am missing my friends. Announcements are being made, but as usual people are rushing, may be they are assuming that if the go first they will get better seats Phew! we will never learn. Ok Chao its now my turn to board the flight.
I am just imagining how Ladakh would be.... Sort of this???

We Landed in delhi at 8 and we will take flight to Leh tomorrow morning 4:45, I have to get a good night sleep as I want to be awake all through out my flight tomorrow. Good Night.