Friday, August 22, 2014

Ladhak & Kashmir 2010 - Day 4 - Nubra Valley - Diskit & Sumur

3rd July 2010

The huge statue of Maitreya had been still under construction during my previous visit in 09. It was complete now, but the scaffolding was still there.
I and mom climbed up to the pedestal on which the statue was but dad rested down, unwilling to climb.

Sumur did not have many people – it seemed closed. I don’t remember seeing as many different parts of the monastery as I had the last time.

We finished both places in rather short time and headed back to Leh.

Perhaps it is true that we do not got to a place, the place comes to us.

These placed seemed to know my parents weren’t very keen about them.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ladhak & Kashmir 2010 - Day 4 - Nubra Valley - Desert & Bactrian Camels

3rd July 2010

We had breakfast and tea in the midst of apricot and apple trees before we set out to the surprise desert.
Last time, I had got off at the main road and walked upon the sand dunes, somewhat fearful, to where the Bactrian camels rested.
This time that blister of a driver deprived us of that adventure and drove us straight to the camels.
I and mother took the camel ride, father did not.