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Monthly Archives: December 2011

December 21, 2011

Chandigarh, I’ll miss you!

After our friends left we headed back to Chandigarh since my parents had come.  My maternal grandparents (Nanaji and Naniji) were getting ready to pack up and come back to the US due to their health.  Since we had gotten back from Raid I felt unstable and highly sensitive.  Emotionally all over the place and […]

December 21, 2011

Minti & Manish’s visit, Part 3 (written by Minti)

Drive to Delhi from Chandigarh: Where’d all these people come from??? The last leg of our trip was to drive to Delhi, as I would be flying back to Houston a few days later. Talk about pollution in Haryana! I thought Punjab was bad – but Punjab was a joke. It was 2 PM and […]

December 21, 2011

Minti & Manish’s visit, Part 2 (written by Minti):

Manali: We need Paved Roads and a Heater Manish and I weren’t sure what to expect prior to heading out for Manali and I am pretty sure neither of us realized we would be hanging out in a tiny car for 9+ hours, but we were willing to make the most of it – I […]

December 21, 2011

Minti & Manish’s visit, (Part 1 written by Minti)

After Diwali we had a couple of our Desi friends visit from Houston.  Manish and Minti! ….We ended up going to Manali, Chandigarh, and Delhi.  Those same windy roads we traveled during Raid on the bike will definitely make you sick going in a car.  Especially when you have a rally-driving husband at the wheel […]

December 21, 2011

Happy Diwali!

After Raid we spent a lot of time visiting family since all of my Mom’s side was here and so were all of Nick’s Mom’s side.  So we were spending time between Chandigarh and Sangrur.  I had never been in India for Diwali so that was exciting since we decided to go with Nick’s family […]

December 21, 2011

We made it!

Sonamarg is a cute little town that really begins and then ends abruptly.  All of us decided to get some breakfast at a dhaba roadside so that we could watch the Raid competitors fly by on their last transfer stage.  We were waiting specifically for Sunny to see if all was good.  The Kashmir police […]

December 9, 2011

Day 5, Scariest day of the trip so far…

The next day we started out from Leh with some other bikers, again amazing breathtaking views!  Our goal was to make it to Kargil while the other bikers wanted to take it all the way to Srinagar.  I was really sad to leave Leh and wondered if I’d ever seen such a beautiful place again! […]

December 9, 2011

Day 4, Leh, Relaxation at last!

All I have to say about Leh is oh my gosh the sky!  I have never seen such a huge endless sky inmy life! We decided to stay in Leh another day while Raid moved on tothe Rangdum camp for two days.  This was actually the first time Nick had seen Leh properly!  Due to […]

December 9, 2011

Day 3, Jispa>Darcha>Patseo>Baralacha La>Sarchu>Pang>Leh

The past couple of nights we would reach our destination late past sunset not knowing what the terrain looked like around us.  In this area there are no lamp posts to see the road, it’s up to your headlights to show the way.  After acclimating back to the cold once I would open my eyes […]

December 9, 2011

Day 2, Manali>Rohtang>Gramphu>Khoksar>Tandi>Keylong>Jispa

Never having been to Himachal or north of Punjab, only one word can describe Himachal and Ladakh…AMAZING!!!!!! Traveling through Himachal and Kashmir was a dream. I remember asking Nick a while back if there was one place he’d dream to live in, where would it be? He answered with ‘the hills’. Throughout my years knowing […]