Stok Kangri Expedition Day 3 – Exploring Ancient Leh

To climb a 6000m peak you need to acclimatise and to do this you need to spend a substantial amount of time at high altitude so another acclimatisation day was required to firstly get used to already being at 3,524m above sea-level and secondly to prepare us for the much harder task ahead. Today it had been scheduled that we were going to take a walking tour around the ancient city of Leh in which we were staying to help with this ongoing process.

Leh is the main town in the North West Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and sits at a high altitude along the Indus Valley. In years gone by it had been the old capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh and we were here for the next three days. Continue reading “Stok Kangri Expedition Day 3 – Exploring Ancient Leh”

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Foto Friday – Waiting for a ferry – Mekong Delta

Waiting for a ferry - Mekong Delta

Some locals wait on a small pier jutting out from an island on the Mekong River with bicycles for a ferry boat to pick them up and take them across to the mainland.

I like snapping candid shots of normal life while travelling around the world that would be anything but normal taken in the context of my life back in London.

Foto Friday – Star Ferry (Victoria Harbour), Hong Kong

Star Ferry (Victoria Harbour)

The famous Star Ferry plying its trade across the busy Victoria Harbour Hong Kong. The fleet of twelve ferries operate four routes across the harbour carrying 26 million people a year. They are the best (and cheapest) way to see the Hong Kong skyline.

Foto Friday – Porters at Ajmer Station, Rajasthan

Porters at Ajmer Station, Rajasthan

Two porters happily pose for a photograph at Ajmer Station in Rajasthan as they wait to load our heavy luggage onto the ‘Shatabdi Express’ bound for Delhi a sweltering and tiring eight hours away.