Hell ride

25th June 2010

After 18hrs on the road from Nok Kundi, Pakistan, i am now safe in Bam, Iran. Arrived almost midnight after 560km of a hell ride. Tired like crazy. Will be taking a break here before heading to Yazd on Saturday morning.

Had bad…worst time of my life for the past week. Riding under so-called security was more unsafe and miserable–no food, no water, no shelter, no toilet, nothing. The security measures was actually putting my life more at risk.

My passport was confiscated under a security measure by both Pakistan and Iran authority. And guess what? They lost it within few hours and no one knew where and who held my passport. Had a big fight with them and my passport was returned to me few hours before reaching Bam.

I should be in Tehran by Thursday next week and will stay there for few days.

Khoda Hafez.

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Lamayuru Tibet Festival

At a distance of 120 km west of Leh lies one of the earliest existing monastery of Ladakh, the Lamayuru Monastery. It is situated on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley.

While I was there, I got to watch terrific spectacle of Lamayuru Festival, which also known as ‘Yuru Kabgyat’. Here are the pictures:

http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf