Crossed the Himalayas
Trip Start Aug 10, 2007
76Trip End Ongoing
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Quite notable for my first few weeks in India, is the total non-existence of any Dutch tourists
First impressions of Manali are that it's a backpackers heaven. All number of facilities, laundry, trek, internet, bakery, restaurant are all crammed into this small town, and the part I'm staying in (Old Manali) is literally packjammed full with Israeli backpackers (even had to change the settings to this computer to prevent this message being written in Hebrew). Everything you've missed from home is available from your favourite brand of chocolate spread to banana pancakes. After a full week of living strictly vegetarian and alcohol free, I was able to enjoy Kingfisher beer and a feast of chicken tikka masala with rice and a garlic and cheese paratha (for the incredible price of 2 quid, don't you just love India?).
This morning, I awoke to the sound of someone taking a very very long shower, until I realised it wasn't in fact a shower, but the rain falling. I didn't even know that it rained in India! Time for a days worth of chilling, I'd say and therefore an extra long edition of my posts, and a number of uploaded pictures (don't know why the quality is so lacklustre, but it's probably the compression rate).
Weather's bucked up, so I'm off for a Kingfisher!