Ladakh Guide: 8 Incredible Places to Experience Heaven As I said earlier, Ladakh is the most beautiful place I’ve seen. Surreal, mystical, magnetic. The beauty of this land is almost alien to me. It certainly can’t exist on earth. I could stare at it all day. But what places should you visit to keep that experiencing […]
Straggly is the flavor of Leh. Leh isn’t dirty, but somehow, it looks it. It’s got a bit of a Wild Wild West presence about it. A scruffy town with a dusty main street, some souvenir shops, tourist agencies and
Thiksey Monastery or Thikse Gompa is 19 km from Leh and is one of the biggest and most photographed monasteries of Ladakh, India. Given photos I’d seen of it, I wanted to see how impressive it might be up close. It didn’t disappoint.
It was hard to imagine I was still in India… As the rest of India spat and sweltered entering June’s summer sweat, Ladakh pulled out its winter parkas to bundle up from the cold. Stepping off the
India it seems, has a lot of different types of wallahs to service it’s every need. From chai wallahs to bring you coffee, dobhis to do your laundry, dhabis to deliver lunch tiffens, jhadoos that sell brooms, the jobs are endless, at times, unfathomable and intriguing. So here’s one more… Ear Cleaners.
Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel? Travel can bring unusual patterns, synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent. For instance, I’m a film set magnet. In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently […]
With India, you don’t always know what to expect.
It’s like the way Los Angeles used to be in the 80’s and 90’s before L.A. Country took to white-washing it to erase signs of poverty. I’d drive down the street and each block would change from ghetto to posh and back to ghetto again, like Christmas twinkle lights!
You might think that taking a cooking class is something at the top of every solo female traveler’s list of things to do. Pbbbbbt… I’ve never been a domestic sort of gal and if I’m cooking for one, my stomach is pretty simple. So I actually never considered taking a cooking class, while traveling. But […]
No matter how I look at it, Indian public restrooms make me suspicious.
On a positive note: at least they have them!
But what about paid public restrooms?