Gangotri Glacier: The Feeder of the Ganges - Travelogues from Remote Lands - June 21, 2018

21 June 2018
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Berinder and Karin are hidden under their loads with only their legs peaking out pulling them relentlessly onward and upward. Our scattered team is a ragged line of colored bulbs weaving in and out of rocks and ice, disappearing and then reappearing. It is Berinder’s wool pink tuque amid a world of stone that stands out in the huge space ahead. On every side of this ever-shifting pathway, ice bodies climb upwards in shards and shattered pyramids, while ice pillars temporarily hold up boulders. We are little moving creatures in a realm of dissipating frozen Himalayan water towers. We move further into, and onto a sacred zone where Shiva is worshiped and to the source of one of the great flowing bodies of fresh water on the planet, the great Mother River, the Ganges.​

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In addition to being the capital of the world’s largest democracy, New Delhi also happens to be one of the most underrated culinary cities in the world. From the famous street-food shops in Old Delhi that have been serving local specialities for decades to the culinary festivals held throughout the year, dedication to good food is an integral part of Delhi’s character.


Found just half an hour flight away from Denpasar, Lombok couldn’t be more different from the hustle and bustle of neighboring Bali. Sure, all the trappings of an island paradise are there, but you’ll avoid the hawkers and pollution that have hampered Bali’s recent reputation. Lombok is more commonly known for its volcano landscape at Mount Rinjani, but if your heart yearns for white sands, palm fringed beaches, and turquoise waters without the traffic and commercialization, Lombok has it.

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