Manali - in & out
Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
138Trip End Mar 01, 2010
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I waked up not that early in the morning, and wakled around the town looking for a breakfast. I stopped by some local-style-caffee, the food was very fatty, whatever.
The town is very crowded with the local tourists, i'm not sure what brings them here - small kids, young couples, big families... strange.
I waited all the morning for the local Bookworm shop to get opened, and was more than happy to get myself a brand new Lonely Planet! I'm not sure what to do with the Beni's LP, probably I should sell it, or just give it as a present to some nice traveler.
The guy at the Antrek Tours & Travel agency proved to be helpful - not only he booked me a place on a minibus to Leh departing tonight, he also had an interesting trek to propose. Some 5 days, $60 a day, all included. But for now I'm taking the bus, and then when I'll be back we'll see about the trek.
The guide was really interested in the brand-new LP I hold in my hands. He said he travels alot in India and likes this book very much. I was not so sure what to do with the old one (I already have some 4 books in my backpack), so I gave it to him as a present. Hope Beni will appreciate that :)
In the evening i had to return back to the center of the city to pick my backpack. There were a few drops of rain which scared me a little. But i preferred to trust the travel agent who said there is no problem with the weather yet.
The Chopsticks place was crowded and I gave it a chance - I tried the Fried Momo - the sort of Tibetian dim-sum
I returned to the Old Manali, taking a riksha.
At first I wanted to stay with Chabad folks, but the place was closed, so I went to the place Israely people told me about. It was a nice and quite there. I played a little with the laptop and went to sleep. Till 1:30 o'clock...