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Arrival in Manali

After an 11 hour bus ride up through the beautiful Kulu Valley, we have arrived in Manali. The journey was fascinating, full of genuine Indian sensory experiences of every kind. Views of steep gorges and rivers, encounters with the steady influx of new bus passengers, and smells of endless varieties. We are all in good spirits, even if our bellies are still adjusting somewhat to the Himalayan cuisine. Today we will forge onward and upward, to Losar and the Spiti Valley. We'll check in again prior to starting our trek.

John Calogero