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Jul 12, 2009 - Mune to Papula

Left 10.00 Arrived 16.00 Song in my head - Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones Rupees spent 275 I go down to the gompa proper to find the monks there doing their morning puja and have a breakfast of bread and tea with them as they chant away. Set off late, taking the path by the stream on a path with so many cairns I thought I was back in Culloden. Gettig to Reru and following the directions of a school teacher and more importantly my own prejudice, I take a wrong turn and ended going up a path towards a glacier; if it wasn't for two other...

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Jul 11, 2009 - It had to happen sooner or later

Song in my head - Pink Panther tune Time left Padum 12:15 Arrived Mune 17.00 After spending the night in a room with possibly the best view I've ever seen, get the morning bus again to Padum, passing on the way my American raft guide who's hitched a lift on the back of a truck to the second day of the festival at Stongde. In Padum I get a shave, do some internet, charge the iPod and then at midday set off down the longh dusty road to Mune. It's a dull uninteresting walk into a strong dust-filled wind, past Shila on the opposite bank which...

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Sep 14, 2007 - Shila Kong trek and Lamayuru

hi all, so heres another email about the shila-kong trek that we just got back from. so we left leh by bus at 6am and the ride actually wasnt too bad. about half tourists and half locals. the ride was about 4 hours with two stops in various towns - one for masala tea and another for some lunch. about an hour before our stop the bus pulled over and took everyones passports - turns out that we needed to check in as we were headed into the kashmir area. (i swear we had no idea). when we got there, the bus dropped just brett and i on the side...

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