Ladakh part II: The lay of the land

Jun 26th, 2012 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 3 min read

Three years after I visited Leh, capital of the former Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, I¬†remember what my guide said to me: “In Leh, it is so quiet that you can hear your own thoughts.” When I think about Ladakh now, I can still hear the novice nuns we met beneath the apricot tree grove calling out to us: “Jullay! Jullay!” That’s a Ladakhi word meaning…