Blog for Sunday 10th Feb
Didnt sleep well last night after drinking emmense ammounts of caffine filled Chai while we were out and about yesterday evening. (this is the hardest stuff out here as there is no alcohol in this region).
Slept in till about 9 ish on and off through the chanting which begins at 4 every morning. We walked about 6 miles today trekking up into the Himalayas.
We started off walking to the next bridge where Tristan brought me a crystal ring for a pound! I prefere to buy cheap things which people sitting along the road have made rather than giving money to the ones who do nothing and just pretend to cry whilst showing you their various twisted and missing limbs! yes it is sad but you can still bang a drum with 1 hand!
I gave 7rupees to an old man last night who was begging and asking for a chipatti and when he looked at the small change that i had given him he replied in a sarcastic voice sssseeevvvveeennn! ssssseeeeeeeeevvvveeeeennnn! it was as if i had spat on him!! How ungrateful! ok fare enough it was only about 10p but he could get 4 chipattis with that!! He should rethink what he is asking for!!
Anyway back to the story..... As we crossed the bridge in the next village a cute little baby monkey tried to grab Tristans hoodie! and left his little handprint on his chest. By the time we had walked up the mountains an hour or so later he was telling passers by all about his wrestle with the giant gorilla! ..My hero!!
We only walked a few km up the mountain but alot of pilgrims walk the whole 4 hour trek to the temple at the top with large barrels and containers of water from the ganges as an offering for one of the gods! rather them than me anyday the track is not the best to follow but is worth it when you see the waterfalls. I had a paddle and took a few more pics. which reminds me i have put 2 new albums on today! only small ones as you know i am trying to sneak them on without the internet cafe dudes seeing and they take about 10 mins a pic to upload.
We are leaving here tomorrow on the overnight train to go to amritsar so if we get time we will write again before we go. not sure if we will find a place there to email.
hugs and kisses to you all xxxxx