The most spectacular 360° landscape ever, sun on my back, a decent stash of pens and TWO moleskine notebooks (gifts from the niece)...definitely the most I have drawn on a ten day trip.
|Essential accessory to intrepidity: Ray Ban stolen from dad. |
The moleskines were the perfect ones for this trip. Blue and brown. Sky and Mountain.
|An unexpected start to the journey – Delhi airport throws a profound one our way|
|Barely 20 minutes out of Delhi and we were over mountains, with no sign of anything else in sight|
|Advaita love goes to a new level (quite literally). I swear Suspended was on loop in my head the whole time we flew over the mountains.|
|Making the most of an opportune window seat flight.|
|I stole an apple from this tree on our last day at Leh :P|
|A restaurant we found with great food and the most amazing view. We went there everyday for lunch and chocolate momos. |
Yes, that's a thing.
|Testament to low levels of oxygen in the air, all the apples I ate stayed white.|
|Did I expect to see a mosque bang in the middle of the Leh market? No. |
Goes to show how little we actually know about a place till we get there.
|Old men and women in shades, hats and gonchas, walking around with a mane and prayer beads, resolutely circumambulating the monastery only to stop and turn the line of larger prayer wheels|
At the start of the trip, I thought carrying two notebooks – even if they were small and smaller ones – was ambitious. But by the end of my second day (day 1 - 1.5 was spent in room acclimating), I actually began to wonder if they would be enough. Book 2 in the next post >>