The gardens and houseboats of Srinagar

Jun 27th, 2012 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

In 2009, after I had visited Ladakh, I moved on to another city in Kashmir that has sometimes been called the Venice of the East: Srinagar. The city is famous for three things: floating gardens, houseboats and the ever-present threat of violence. The latter is evidenced by the constant presence of armed police and soldiers, and the fact that security checks before you can even…

The wise old man of Ladakh

Jun 25th, 2012 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 5 min read

I’ll be traveling again soon, but I thought I’d start this blog with a blast from the past. Back in 2009, I was traveling with a friend in Leh, which sits in the shadow of the Himalayas in the arid region of Ladakh. Ladakh itself is located in the disputed territory of Kashmir, which you will often see in the same news reports as the…