13 November 2014

The road from Manali to Leh

At the first stop on the second day of the drive from Manali to Leh I chatted with the driver of our minibus. How long had he been driving this route, I asked. He hesitated, then said seven, eight years. Later, someone else asked him and he replied six, seven years. Whatever the true period, he clearly knew the road extremely well.

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Relatively Retiring said...

.....and can drive it in flip-flops?
So glad you got there and back on that lunar road surface.

pohanginapete said...

RR, he drove it better in jandals than the driver on the return journey managed in shoes. In fact, if we'd had this driver on the return journey, we might have made it the whole way back to Manali in one minibus.

Zhoen said...

He may not know the years but the road, that's different.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I'm glad he knew the road better than how long he'd been driving it.