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Old 4th July 2008, 12:32   #46
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That was a very nice travelogue Dolphin! I really had a nice time reading about your climbing & climbing down travails!!
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Hi Dolphin, what a fantastic travelogue and snaps! Congrats for the efforts. BTW I could not help laughing while going through the portion where Monty found out the beer bottles in his pack and again later while you dumped them in the bushes. Whatever happened to the beer bottles!

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Dolphin,

Awesome write-up, almost as genuine as the marvelous mountains itself.

Reeks a certain sense of honesty, that is sure win hearts.

Hope your gonna be doing a few more of these Chinese trips and keep us posted.

Cheers mate.


PS: There must be an office compensation program for some foot massages for the mountain rangers. Worth checking out.!!!
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Dolphin, I'm in love!
With your writing!
I put you in the esoteric league of *dare I say it!!* - The Yeti!
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Dolphin, that was a wonderful account of the unexpected trekking you had to do. Yeah, climbing is way different ball game than just walking level ground. You'll get tired 10 times faster. At least you had steps...
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Wow! Guys thanks for your comments, VJ MAVRICK, iraghava, maddy42, hemanthisgreat, aarcee, SRShrikanth.

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O,T you seem to be a vegetarian(from one particular post). Too bad, or else we could have got some very good insight to Chinese cuisine.
No. I am a non-vegetarian. And hey, which particular post?

(Small Info: Chinese cuisine hmm I don’t like much. Most of their dishes are very bland in taste.
But the impressive part is the way they decorate it, the colors involved. It’s awesome. It would surely set anyone drooling. The variety the Chinese cuisine offers is very immense.
It’s so very different from what we get in India. I think the Chinese restaurants in India are somewhat Indianized.)


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Whatever happened to the beer bottles!

Raji
I keep guessing. Maybe they are still there. lol.

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Dolphin,

PS: There must be an office compensation program for some foot massages for the mountain rangers. Worth checking out.!!!
Maybe there is. Never occurred to me.

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Dolphin, I'm in love!
With your writing!
I put you in the esoteric league of *dare I say it!!* - The Yeti!
Wow! This is something! This is some compliment! You made my day again.
Thank you so much.


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Dolphin, that was a wonderful account of the unexpected trekking you had to do. Yeah, climbing is way different ball game than just walking level ground. You'll get tired 10 times faster. At least you had steps...
Thanks Samurai.

Yes, atleast we had steps. In your travelogue, have seen the photos of the trial you guys had to adhere. Can imagine how tough it was for you guys.

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Samurai sir; climbing steps is more difficult than walking up a steep path; i have experienced it at Vaishnodevi.
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Samurai sir; climbing steps is more difficult than walking up a steep path; i have experienced it at Vaishnodevi.
Providing it is a path, lots of places are like this:
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Climbing 45-50 degree angles without steps is no joke. Lots of chances to slip. Anyway, let's not spoil his travelogue talking about which is more difficult.

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Great write-up Dolphin. Really enjoyed reading it. The Chinese government really takes care of these beautiful nature reserves, quite unlike the Indian govt. Paints a really different picture of the Chinese than what we Indians are used to hearing.
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Dolphin that was a very very nice report , the beauty of the place is amazing and even more the way the places have been maintained.

No nosy vendors just clean cool mountain air and great scenery .
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I owe you hellstar, for bumping this thread. I had missed it. I've just read it from start to finish in one go.

Dolphin, this is truly a wonderful and most enjoyable story. Bravo! I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
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Yeti and Dolphin, these two are setting the Travelogues on fire. It was such a great reading..
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Old 1st August 2008, 15:46   #58
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Yikees a mountian climb full of steps, cant get any scarier. A very nice narrative but why did they have to make or cut steps onto the mountainside. Was it a chinese version of providing assured employment for min 100 days in a year?
Seems you ahd a nice time Dolphin. Gr8. Nice pics and a nice narration.
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