Friday, September 4, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Old Town in Leh - Ladakh












Dotted with stupas and crumbling mud-brick houses, the Old Town is dominated by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort. You will meet many stylish monks with smartphone and sunglasses, old women selling vegetable from their gardens. And not to forget all the sleeping dogs!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some Impressions of the incredible Landscape - Ladakh







 
















Impressive Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Leh and perched overlooking the southern end of Leh's airport runway. You find sleeping dogs as well as many offerings like jewels, money and food. His Holiness The Dalai Lama has his own comfy seat in the monastery and a Buddha statue supposedly incorporates a very odd relict: Tsongkhapa's nosebleed!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Snapshots of Leh















Few places in India are so traveller-friendly and yet so enchanting and hassle-free as mountain-framed Leh. The altitude means that most visitors initially suffer mild headaches and breathlessness. I also had a very bumpy heart at nighttime… 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Flying to Leh

This is a photo taken from the airplane flying to Leh in Ladakh. The mountains are spectacular in the himalayan mountains! Ladakh means the land of high passes and is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is a beautiful place, a little bustling and touristic, but with very friendly locals. Almost half of Ladakhis are Shia Muslims and the rest are mostly Tibetan Buddhists!